Jerri McTaggart has a long trip ahead. The Carlsbad woman plans to haul a trailer full of donated items -- baby supplies, toiletries, canned food -- to the suburbs of Oklahoma City.

She leaves Friday, but her destination isn't Moore, the community that's drawn the most attention following Monday's deadly tornado. Instead, she'll visit some of the nearby communities that were also affected by the storm but haven't had as much luck getting outside help.

It's very similar to trips she made to East Texas following Hurricanes Rita and Ike.

"Beaumont got hurt, but small communities were devastated too," she said, adding that her hometown of Winnie, Texas, was among those communities.

Now she's seeking support from residents of her adopted home of 12 years to supply the items intended for distribution to Oklahoma's tornado victims. She said victims can use baby food, formula, diapers, toothpaste and various toiletries and non-perishable food items. She said clothing isn't being accepted for this trip.

A drop-off location has been set up at the Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club. Supplies will be accepted until Thursday.

For more information, call McTaggart at (575) 302-7515.