By: Jillian Wilson
It takes a village and Friday the Quad City community stepped up to support victims of the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma by donating more than $4,000 dollars.
The outpouring of community support was nonstop all day today.
"To see all that damage all that debris, cars twisted, mangled houses flattened and then you look around where we live that could be here too," says John Anderson, a Silvis resident.
CBS 4 teamed up with Augustana College's radio station WVIK to collect money for the Red Cross disaster relief fund.
"I just can't imagine if something like that ever happened around here I would hope that other people from other areas would help support us too," says Jamie McBride, an Aledo resident.
The Red Cross helps victims of disasters like the one in Oklahoma get their lives back together.
They provide shelter, food, and emotional support for those in need.
"It's very necessary. That's a tragedy and that could happen almost anywhere," says Anderson.
The Quad City response has been overwhelming.
"Well it shows that everyone cares. I mean we're all part of this nation and every little bit helps. We're over here in Iowa they need it from everywhere," says Jacob Anderson, a Colona resident.
"When it comes to getting together and giving and having a heart. There is no area in the United States like the Quad Cities when it comes to generosity," says Anderson.