Taylorville resident Terry Wright has led the effort to raise funds for the victims of the hurricanes to hit Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Puerto Rico. People’s Bank and Trust is recognizing his work by naming him as their “Volunteer of the Quarter”.
Wright says he appreciates the recognition, but that’s not why he tries to help those in need.
Wright’s efforts have raised $10,000 for the hurricane victims. He says although so far that number is short of his goal, he appreciates the effort and the generosity of the community.
Wright says he originally planned on ending the fundraising on September 30th, but with Irma and Maria striking since that time, he says he will disburse what is in the account and leave the account open for those who want to continue to help those in the affected areas.