Hurricane Ida recently caused hardship to many residents, particularly in Louisiana, but in other states and regions as well.
A group of individuals from the local extended community assembled to discuss and plan what it could do to make the lives of those who have suffered as a result of Hurricane Ida better. This group, made up of individuals from various local church and non-profit organizations, goes by the name of Concerned Citizens of Effingham and Surrounding Counties.
Concerned Citizens reports on its plan to provide some disaster relief. The group is seeking donations of such items as non-perishable foods, bleach, toiletries, paper towels, bath towels, soap/body wash, cleaning supplies, toilet tissue, sanitizer, wipes, water, disposable diapers, etc.
To this end, the group has set up two drop-off collection sites. The collection sites are open Sept. 28.Both sites are open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
The first site is Macedonia Baptist Church Pavillion, 724 Central Blvd., Guyton. For information about this site, call Lula Seabrooks at 912-659-4167 or Lucy Powell at 912-675-2117.
The other site is at Goodwill Baptist Church, Blanford Road, Rincon. For information about this site, call Levi Scott at 912-660-5362.
If you cannot make it to either site, the Concerned Citizens group has set up individuals from within the organization to pick up your donation of the supplies listed above. They are Wilbert Green at 912-660-6598; Michael Garvin at 912-659-9014; or Thomas Lonon at 912-661-0235.
Pastor Delmons White asks that comments or questions about the entire project to be directed to him at 912-667-8801. He said that in lieu of donations of supplies, Concerned Citizens encourages check or cash donations. White is the President of the Effingham County NAACP.