RINCON, Ga. (WSAV) – The Rincon Police Department is joining in on a statewide effort to gather donations for a county hit hard by an EF4 tornado in recent weeks.
The “Convoy of Care” also involves The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and Georgia State patrol along with WSB-TV, Caring for Others and the Georgia Motor Trucking Association.
The groups are gathering supplies and monetary donations to aid those impacted by the storm in Coweta County. The tornado damage was widespread and has closed many schools until mid-April.
Members of the community can drop off donations at the Rincon Police Department (107 17th St.). The deadline is Tuesday, April 13, as the department will be taking a trailer of the collected items to Coweta County the following day.
The following items are requested and must be new unless otherwise noted:
- Non-perishable food items
- Cleaning supplies
- Yard tools (gently used yard tools will be accepted)
- Blow up mattresses
- Can openers
For those who are unable to make a physical donation, monetary donations are being accepted online here. Funds collected on the website will be used to purchase more relief items.