07/23/2010 12:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ameripure Oysters' Workers Laid Off Over Oil Spill; Good Samaritans Step Up To Help

For workers at the Louisiana company, Ameripure Oysters, times have been tough. The giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has forced them out of work for over a month. Since their stories aired on NBC Nightly News, however, Good Samaritans across America have stepped up to lend a hand.

One Ameripure employee, Latoya Wilson, who was left without income, was struggling to provide for her family. Thanks to the generous donations of strangers, Wilson was able to throw a birthday party for her young daughter.

Dan Gladding, a Virginia man, who saw the report on Gulf families in need, didn't hesitate to send months worth of overtime pay to help.

NBC Nightly News reports from the Gulf Coast.