We know so many are hurting since storms ripped through eastern Missouri last week, so 5 on Your Side teamed up with the United Way of Southeast Missouri to help tornado victims in Perryville.

United Way volunteers manned our phone bank on Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. collecting donations for those who lost their homes and businesses. During the phone bank, callers donated $18,000.

You can still donate online at www.unitedwayofsemo.org/Donate or by texting "Perryville" to 41444.

Photos: Daylight shows damage from Perryville tornado