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Help for storm victims available
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The following local non-profits are available to assist Effingham County residents in the wake of Tropical Storm Irma:


Today starting at noon:

Hot meals provided by Springfield United Methodist Church

210 Cleveland St, Springfield


Today 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

New Hope Christian Church will open their food pantry

2550 Courthouse Road, Guyton


Thursday 10 a.m.-3 p..

Manna House of Rincon will open the thrift store and food pantry

1210 Patriot Drive, Rincon


Continuing until Sept. 30

Effingham County-Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)

Anyone with damage to their home/property can register with the VOAD for help

All services are free (chainsaw work, debris cleanup, mucking out) but limited by demand

Register as soon as possible 1-800-451-1954.