Georgia organizations collecting donations, supplies for tornado victims
TROUP COUNTY, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Several Georgia-based organizations are collecting supplies and donations for people who were impacted by the confirmed EF3 tornado and severe weather that hit Georgia on Sunday and Monday.
On Sunday, Gov. Kemp issued a state of emergency due to the severe weather and tornado in Georgia.
The American Red Cross of Georgia opened a shelter in West Point due to severe storm damage. People in need of emergency assistance are asked to call 1-800 Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or go to RedCross.org. Those interested in helping are advised to drop off donations and supplies at the Point University Gym located at 1201 Avenue D.
Troup County officials say clothing donations to tornado victims can be made to the West Point First United Methodist Church. Drop-offs can be made on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Bottled water and personal care items for tornado victims can be donated to the First Baptist Church West Point located at 301 East 8th St. The drop-off times are Monday from 2 - 6 p.m., Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A local organization is set to host a supply and cleanup drive to help those who have been directly impacted by the recent EF3 tornado and severe weather that hit parts of Georgia on Sunday and early Monday morning.
Water, personal toiletry, and other emergency items can also be made to Reeds Chapel Baptist Church in West Point, officials add. Dropoffs at Reeds Chapel can be made Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Officials from Caring for others are working to send trucks with cleanup tools and cleaning supplies to Troup County to aid the people impacted during the last 24 hours. The Caring for Others is a 501c3 that has a mission to “eradicate poverty,” according to officials.
“God’s work never stops,” said Founder and CEO Eslene Richmond-Shockley. “Caring For Others’ ‘All Hands Missions’ are activated the moment disaster strikes. We cannot let people already suffering from poverty, who are truly desperate to receive our assistance, face further challenges.”
Officials add that Shockley and her team are accepting financial donations, cleaning tools and products, and more. The supplies are expected to be delivered on Wednesday morning.
The requested supplies include:
● Work gloves
● And more
If you’re interested in making a donation of supplies, deliver them to Caring For Others headquarters at 3537 Browns Mill Rd SE #2 in Atlanta before 4 p.m. on March 28.
For more information, visit https://caring4others.org/donate/.
Governor Brian P. Kemp declared a State of Emergency to allow all resources of the State of Georgia be made available to assist— Georgia EM&HS (@GeorgiaEMAHS) March 26, 2023
in preparation, response, and recovery in impacted areas. GEMA/HS staff are on the ground and actively assisting communities impacted by the storms. pic.twitter.com/HrdFTzVXZQ
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