POSTED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — People across the country are donating time, money and goods to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. One Hurricane Katrina survivor, Peter Allen, is hoping to personally deliver a truck load of support to the northeast to help those living through what he survived.
"I've been through Hurricane Katrina and I've lost everything I've lost loved ones I know what it is to loose everything and I know the feeling what people are going through," says Allen.
Living on the road as a driver for Allied Trucks, Allen is choosing to put his life on hold to gather donations and drive them to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy
"Looking at the houses shifted off their foundations and people just losing everything, I mean right now I'm asking the community to get involved and helping me to fill up this big trailer so I can personally bring it down there myself," he says.
In the years since Katrina changed his life Allen has learned one thing you can't lose is hope, and that is something he wants to pass along to those now enduring the aftermath of Sandy.
"I want people to be able to keep their head up during a disaster knowing that hey you're going to bounce back and it's going to be alright that's what I want. To let them know that people are there," he says.