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Food, items needed for Spalding Co. tornado victims

A call has been put out for nonperishable food and other goods needed to help victims of last week’s tornados in Spalding County, where 341 homes and businesses were either damaged or destroyed.

Donations will be received at 819 Memorial Drive in Griffin, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., according to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

At this time, the biggest demand is for nonperishable food. Bottled water, building supplies, baby formula, baby diapers (all sizes), cribs, strollers, car seats, household items such as coffee makers and pots and pans, blankets, personal hygiene products, leather gloves, tarps, cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets, plastic goods (cups and cutlery), paper goods (plates, napkins, towels and toilet tissue), disposable gloves (rubber or latex) and trash bags (all sizes) also are needed.

Donations of used clothing are not needed, recovery officials said.

For more information on providing donated goods or volunteering at the distribution center, contact Distribution Center Manager at 404-851-4917.

For additional volunteer opportunities, call 678-533-1443.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA)/Homeland Security is the lead state agency for coordination of emergency and disaster response activities. For more information on GEMA, visit www.gema.ga.gov. To learn how to prepare for disaster and create a custom kit and plan, visit www.ready.ga.gov. For specific risks in your community, contact your local emergency management agency. Follow GEMA at www.twitter.com/georgiaema, www.facebook.com/gema.ohs, and www.youtube.com/ReadyGAfromGEMA.

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BHH's picture

for getting on top of this situation and publishing this.

There finally seems to be some good organization of assistance for these people.

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