Local organizations collecting goods to aid in Harvey relief efforts

Published 10:56 am Thursday, August 31, 2017


AMERICUS – Several local businesses and institutions are currently undergoing efforts to provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in the Texas area.

Georgia Southwestern State University has asked members of the local community, as well as students and faculty to donate clothes (t-shirts, shorts, jackets, etc…) and shoes to the relief effort. According to a press release from GSW, donations can be dropped off at the university’s athletic department and will be shipped to the University of Houston for distribution.

Two GSW student athletes, Jessica Bingham (soccer), and Dakota Long (baseball), help collect and sort clothes to be donated to the University of Houston, where they will be distributed to victims of the recent flooding.

Tystanic Auto Sales and Rental is currently collecting supplies as well, including water and non-perishable foodstuffs to aid in the relief effort.

Donations can be dropped off at 102 US Highway 19. For more information, call Daron Tyson at (229)931-6343.

Easy Ride Auto Sales is currently collecting water, non-perishable food items, personal care items, and diapers to aid in the relief effort.

Donations can be dropped off at 1010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Call (229)924-0079 for more information.

Rick Mann and Montrell Searcy are busy gathering donations to benefit flood victims in Texas.

Koinonia Farms is collecting items to be donated to the victims of this disaster as well. They are currently asking for diapers, bottled water, canned foods, blankets, and personal hygiene products

Donations can be dropped off at Koinonia Farms, 1324 Highway 49 S, Sunday through Friday from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. The farm will be open to receive donations from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Questions should be directed to Kathleen Elizabeth at (229)924-0391.

Other donation opportunities and further information is available at www.redcross.org.