November 27, 2020

Local churches sponsoring donation drive for Alabama tornado victims

(Heard County, GA) — A collection of area churches and individuals in Heard County are sponsoring a donation drive in order collect much-needed supplies for the storm devastated Lee County in Alabama.

Caney Head United Methodist Church, Glenloch Baptist, and First Baptist Church of Franklin along with numerous individuals are collecting emergency supplies.

Among the list of most-needed items are the following: Shovels, work gloves, contractor trash bags, large trash bags, 16 x 20 tarps, ready to eat snacks (ones that do not require refrigeration or cooking), dry goods such as paper towels, toilet paper, wipes, baby items such as diapers, baby wipes, and plastic totes up to 18 gallons.

***WATER IS NOT NEEDED AT THIS TIME***

Donations can be dropped off at any of the three churches this week as well as two special drop-off points in Franklin.

Items can be dropped off at The Bank of Ozarks or at the Heard County 4-H Extension Office (Old Recreation Dept. by the river). The deadline for drop-offs is this Friday, March 15 so that items can be prepared for shipment to Lee County next week.

Call 770-598-9826 for more information or to arrange for items to be picked up from your home.

Tornadoes devastated Lee County in eastern Alabama last Sunday, killing at least 23 people and injuring dozens. 10 twisters struck the state and about 37 hammered the Southeast Sunday afternoon.

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