Manual and Jennie Martinez stood by the trailer packed with relief supplies for Johnstown, Colorado.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Anyone who has traveled on I-25 south of Cheyenne towards Denver has either stopped, or remembered Johnson’s Corner, a well-known rest stop and restaurant on the east side of the Interstate at exit 254 just south of Loveland. The business is located in Johnstown, Colo., one of the communities hit hard in the flooding that inundated the Front Range of Colorado in the past two weeks.
While many in the local community were stunned at the graphic images of the flooding coming from our neighbors to the south, a few folks did something about it.
Ashley Osterman, Billie Martinez and her parents Jennie and Manual Martinez decided to help the flood victims in Johnstown. But they had help, in just two days the community came together and filled a pickup truck and trailer with supplies that flood victims would need. Items donated included: water, food, clothes, toys, towels, sheets, formula, diapers and wipes. “We got so many donations we had to fill up the bed of the truck and also their back seat,” said Osterman.
Here’s who helped:
Here is a list if the people that donated:
-Jennifer Schaff and Family
-Josh and Betsy Milek
-Pat, Micky, Kaili, Jared, Lindsey, Douglas, and Grayson Mowrey
-Kristie and Derek Kesy
-Andrew and Daniel Kimsey
-Chaisley, Cody, Tayten, and Tinley Jacks
-Jenni, Joe, Brooklyn, Sheirah and Harlie Keel
-Matthew, Jazmyn, and Jayla Dighton
-Care and Share Food Bank
-Candis Locker Dickinson
-and many other anonymous donors!
Manuel and Jennie drove the items down to Johnstown’s Grace Community, and they say they’ll do it again if more donations come in.