Rincon PD joins statewide effort to aid Coweta Co. tornado victims; how to donate

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Michael Krios surveying the damage on LaGrange Street. Storms that rolled through North Georgia late Thursday into Friday, March 26, 2021, left a path of destruction. Most of metro Atlanta was spared from major damage, but Bartow and Polk counties ― in northwest Georgia ― and Coweta County south of Atlanta took the brunt of the impact. Coweta firefighters and police officers worked in the dark to rescue people trapped in their homes and clear roads after a powerful storm slammed the area early Friday. (John Spink /Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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:

  • Toiletries
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Yard tools (gently used yard tools will be accepted)
  • Blow up mattresses
  • Can openers
  • Socks
  • Underwear

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.

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