Heart to Heart International prepares to send second truck of supplies to flood victims

LENEXA, Kan. -- Volunteers will load up more supplies Monday to send to the victims impacted by the floods.

Heart to Heart International is providing help to families in Neosho, Mo., 166 miles south of Kansas City. They sent out their first truck to the impacted area Sunday afternoon.

The team collected cases of basic hygiene products and will be distributing supplies.

The CEO says they know people need help and are being displaced, and they will be connecting with local organizations to determine what supplies and help they need most.

"If you donate at HeartToHeart that's a great help to us," Jim Mitchum said. "Businesses and churches can help us build hygiene kits. We need to replenish the supplies and keep them going."

Diane Fodness, disaster program manager, said most of the responders are volunteers. She said the normal rotation for a volunteer is two weeks.

The American Red Cross also plans to send volunteers to the impacted areas.

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens declared a state of emergency for southern Missouri. Gov. Greitens will visit Neosho and West Plains Monday.

The governor issued the following statement Monday:

"Our courageous and capable first responders have operated in dangerous conditions throughout the weekend and saved hundreds of lives. We want to thank them, and also get an update on ongoing operations.

We’re also meeting with people affected by the floods and local leaders to discuss and plan flood-fighting and recovery efforts. More bad weather and more floods are on their way. Stay safe. Stay out of the water. We will get through this together.”

The flooding has closed roads and killed at least two people.