Since last week's deadly tornado that ripped through southern Rock Hill and killed three people, American Red Cross volunteer Ree Dillon's phone has been ringing off the hook.
People have been calling to see how they can help tornado victims through donations of clothing and food, as well as monetary assistance.
The donations have been "overwhelming," she said, and coming from all across the state and North Carolina.
Recently, a woman in Charlotte walked around her business collecting funds and dropped them off.
"That's the kind of response that has just been stunning," Dillon said.
On Monday, the American Red Cross held a "tri-drive," with the main focus to collect money and items help tornado victims.
Other purposes were the organization's monthly blood drive and collecting holiday mail for heroes.
Executive director Katharine Correll said they expected to raise about $4,000.
"When people hear about a tragedy, they want to help," she said, "but they need direction on how to help."
Rock Hill resident Neil Dove lives in the Woodvale subdivision. On Monday, as he was delivering pecans to a neighbor, the neighbor showed him tornado debris she had found in her yard - a check to a grocery store from Sharon Courtney.
Courtney's husband, Steve, 60, was one of three people killed in the tornado.
"It's hard to believe that it can come this many miles," Dove said.
He planned to give the check to the Rev. Jerry Devinney, pastor at Oakdale Baptist Church, who preached at Courtney's funeral Sunday - and then do whatever he could to help the Red Cross.