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PTC collecting donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

The Peachtree City Police Department is working with the Magnolia Disaster Relief and will be taking donations to be delivered to the Oklahoma City area this Sunday, May 26.

They are requesting water, non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products (toothbrushes, tooth paste, etc), toiletries, tarps, ropes, duct tape, work gloves, baby items (including Pediasure and Pedialyte), geriatric supplies, and camping equipment (tents, portable stoves etc). Unfortunately, based on a short time schedule they will not have time to separate clothing items and are requesting only new clothing (packaged underwear, T-shirts, and socks) at this time. Future trips will be made and updates will be provided for donation locations as available.

To make sure there is adequate volunteer staffing to collect the items. please drop off items at the Peachtree City Police Department located at 350 Ga. Highway 74 South during the following times:

Wednesday, May 22, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 23, 11a.m. – 3 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.

Friday, May 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Police Department cannot accept monetary donations; however, you can donate to the Red Cross online at www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. For information on donating pre-loaded gift cards for use by first responders, volunteer groups, and victims, please email Lani Nichols with Magnolia Disaster Relief at lanianichols@gmail.com.

For more information contact Cpl. Ryan Maccallum at 770-487-8866 or rmaccallum@peachtree-city.org.

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