After scrolling through TikTok and seeing the devastation caused by last week’s winter storm, ChrisWieland was compelled to do something. The posts of people’s ceilings falling in, houses being flooded and folks not having drinking water motivated him to action. So the Tennessee man used the platform to raise money and then drove supplies and donations down to Killeen, Texas.
Wieland asked his more than 98-thousand TikTok followers to contribute and they came through quickly. He raised $7-thousand and spent it buying supplies, necessities, food, personal hygiene items and even PVC pipes, so people could start fixing their water lines. He made the 12-hour car trip and met with local police and Killeen’s City Coordinator to set up at a community center and get the donations to those who needed them ASAP.
“It's the people of TikTok that came together and rocked this thing,” he explains, “I was just the driver.”
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