PLYMOUTH -- Bottled water, shampoo, granola bars.
Most of us could probably reach into our pantry and find any of those items on the shelf.
But for tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri, these simple goods are now luxuries.
So a church in Plymouth is taking action to make victims' lives more tolerable through the recovery.
A simple bar of soap could put a smile on someone's face.
The House of Prayer in Plymouth is on its sixth day of a food and clothing drive.
Several people from the church will leave for Joplin tomorrow night with a semi full of necessities.
From oatmeal to toilet paper, dog food to cold hard cash.
"They don't have anything," said Debbie Harman from Etna Green. "Some people lost everything they have. We have so much and we're so blessed, we need to help others."
And that's why she's giving a donation.
Others know that every little bit helps.
"It's gonna help them. At least now they know they can eat, and have batteries for lights," said Virginia Demien, from Plymouth.
The tornado in Joplin, Missouri, is the deadliest storm since 1947.
The Department of Public Safety said the death toll is at 134.
Homes were leveled and lives were torn apart.
So the House of Prayer in Plymouth is sending more than prayers to the tornado-ravaged city.
"On Saturday, we're going to be going into the heart of Joplin, where it's been hit the hardest," said Dan Thornburg from the House of Prayer.
Thornburg, the director for the House of Prayer's youth group, is one of seven from his church making the trip to Joplin to help rebuild the city.
Dan and his wife chartered the idea of collecting food and clothing for the tornado victims, but he said the kids from his church played a vital role in making the idea a reality.
"As a youth director, it gives me a big boost to let me know that the young people in our youth group in this community care enough about others that they haven't even met," Thornburg said.
Those unable to make the trip are sending their endless blessings to the victims.
"Good luck and be happy, because God is looking over them," Demien said.
House of Prayer in Plymouth has been working with a church in Joplin.
This church has turned into a disaster relief center. Thornburg said they plan to unload their donations there.
If you'd like to contribute to their efforts, they're holding one last food drive Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Walmart Supercenter in Plymouth.
If you would like to help with transporting the collected items to Joplin, please contact Dan Thornburg at 574-485-4771.