Werner hauling 2,000 toys for Katrina victims

user-gravatar Headshot

Werner Enterprises is hauling 2,000 new toys from Omaha, Neb. to Houston so they can be handed out to children displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The toys should arrive by Monday, Dec. 5, according to organizers of the toy drive that was sparked by 5-year-old K.J. Louis of Omaha.

After seeing hurricane damage on television, K.J. asked his mom, Sherri Louis, whether the children lost their toys. Yes, she said, and K.J. responded by grabbing a bag and putting his own toys in it to donate to the children. His mother then was inspired to organize a citywide toy drive.