MN charity packs semi-trailer to help Louisiana

MN charity helping out in Louisiana

WATERTOWN, Minn. - After years in the corporate world, it's safe to say Jeanne Cummings has found her calling.

“I wake up happy every morning and can't wait. I'm irritated that it takes me so long to put on makeup and get dressed to get here,” Cummings says.

She's runs the charity Random Acts of Kindness, along with founder Daniel Turzinski.

Their warehouse in Watertown is full of goods for those in need.

“I really know my bliss is helping people feel good about themselves,” Cummings says.

Jeanne is now leading the charge to fill an entire fifty three foot trailer to the rim with things for people still struggling in Louisiana.

Those items include things like toys, furniture, bedding, mattresses and other household items.

“Many people there are still living in cars because they cannot get back in their homes yet,” says Cummings.

They have until Friday to get the truck packed before a driver hauls it down south by Monday.
Cummings says many of the items will likely go to first responders who have lost everything while still trying to help others.

“This was a perfect match for us, that we can help someone that's also helping other people,” she says.

Cummings says Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Excelsior raised money to pay for the trailer and to hire a driver.
A team effort to make an impact over a thousand miles away.

“We just hope it can help a lot of people to restart their lives that have had everything ruined,” Cummings says. “It just feels good to give back.”

Random Acts of Kindness is still in need of gently used mattresses that don’t have any stains to send to Louisiana.

You can drop mattresses off at their warehouse, located at 709 Jefferson Avenue SW in Watertown. They are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. every day, except Sundays.

You can contact Random Acts of Kindness by email at


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