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How to volunteer or donate to South Georgia storm relief

Written by Michaela Leung, Web Editor

After deadly storms devastated areas of South Georgia, residents are left picking up the pieces.

On Monday, VSU students went to Adel to aid in the community clean up and accepted donations to give to families in need. If you were unable to help, there are still ways that you can get involved in the storm relief effort.

The Theta Tau Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is holding a clothing drive for families in Albany, Ga. that are in need. The drive will be until Feb. 3, all donations can be brought to office 2112 in the Student Union.

Project: Save Albany is a relief effort that is collecting canned goods, clothes, toys and toiletries. All donations can be brought to 1512 North Oak St. The drive is organized by Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Phi Omega, Gamma Sigma Sigma, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Relay for Life, Black Student League and NAACP. The drive will be held on Jan. 26 and 27 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

The American Red Cross is operating emergency shelters at the First Baptist Church of Adel, Albany Civic Center and Turner Civic Center. For information on how you can donate visit their site. You can also get involved with The American Red Cross of South Georgia which is located in Valdosta. You can visit their site for more information on how to get involved.

First Assembly of God Church in Adel is operating as a shelter. They are in need of volunteers and supplies. For more information on how you can donate, visit their site.

Adel, Ga. Tornado Relief Fund is a Go Fund Me account associated with the relief fund at Cook Community Bank. To donate you can go here.

Samaritan’s Purse is looking for volunteers to help with storm relief in Albany, Ga. They are looking for skilled volunteers and construction equipment. For more information you can visit their site.

United Methodist Committee on Relief is providing hygiene kits and cleaning buckets to those affected by the storm. To donate, you can visit their site to find out more.

Operation Blessing International has sent their U.S. Disaster Relief team to Albany, Ga. to assist with clean up and they are looking for volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 18-years-old, dressed in long pants and hard soled shoes. For more information you can call their Volunteer Hotline 757-374-0944 or visit their site.

These are just a few ways that you can help the community in this time. If you know of any more volunteer or donation opportunities mention us on Twitter at @vsuspectator or leave a comment below.


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