Over the next five days, Shelley spent hours making phone calls and driving around town collecting donations. Big businesses contributed thousands of dollars, schools helped out by holding penny drives and strangers donated what they could. One woman even stopped Shelley on the street to give her a check for $1,000!
On the last day, Shelley gathered the entire town of Bedford, Indiana, together to show Missy and her family how big this small town's heart really is. A scroll of paper listed every donation the community made—from $50 to $15,000. What was the grand total?
Shelley and her team managed to turn Nate's $10,000 contribution into $134,137! "Great job, Shelley!" Oprah says.