Tennessee TikTok person drove donations to Texans in disaster. ‘Probably the most grateful individuals I might ever seen.’
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) – The suffering in Texas after a severe winter storm has been well documented on social media. When Tennessee TikTok user Chris Wieland saw what people were losing, he called for action.
“We need your help,” said Chris Wieland in a TikTok video. “My cash app is in the bio. If everyone can donate $ 1.00, we can go there and change many people’s lives.”
Wieland reached many of his almost 99,000 followers. The group raised $ 7,000 between Thursday and Saturday.
“The whole credit goes to the supporters of TikTok,” said Wieland.
Wieland drove 14 hours from Murfreesboro to Killeen, Texas on Saturday. He packed his pickup truck and his trailer with boxes of water, towels, baby food and snacks and made his way to the people affected by the storm.
“I know there were a lot of big cities that were affected, but for some reason I kept seeing Killeen on TikTok. People on TikTok didn’t post water, frozen pipes, their ceilings collapsed, their houses flooded, and that.” was it drove me to Killeen. “
Wieland would like to return with more donations, especially if he is supported in the same way.
“It doesn’t matter what you do. If you can get other people to follow suit in a positive way … before you know it, there’s an entire community out there,” he said.