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GACS Members Support South GA Communities

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​January 30, 2017

Disaster relief is ongoing in South Georgia. According to Representative Darrel Ealum (Albany), more than 80 families were displaced in a single neighborhood. Thank you to our GACS members who are volunteering in their communities during this time of need.

Susie Q’s Foods has been assisting their neighbor and customer after his workplace was destroyed from the tornadoes. Thank you to Tommy and Sagar Patel for your help!

According to Jim Winkler, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated in Columbus, they have been working with multiple organizations to provide relief including Samaritans Purse, Franklin Graham Ministries and Sherwood Church.

He agrees there is a great need for beverages and food products for the hundreds of volunteers and workers who are helping with the clean up effort. Jim has provided the following contact information and encourages GACS members to get involved in the efforts in South Georgia.

We understand that Morgan County is in need of volunteers and donations. Traci Aycock, the Morgan County Contact, can be reached at 229-894-8931.

Sherwood Church, Ken Bevel, can be reached at 229-483-6214. The church is currently looking for snacks/foods that can be distributed to volunteers between meals. 

Needs in the area are changing daily and we encourage members to reach out to the contacts listed above to identify how you can best support the community.


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