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Local tornado relief collection site opens at Church of the Nazarene Wednesday

Barnesville churches and civic organizations are working to assist with the tornado relief effort in Griffin. A collection site will open at the Church of the Nazarene Wednesday, Jan. 18.

From Rev. Ann Mann, FUMC:

We will start collecting the following items for those affected by the recent tornado storms that swept through our surrounding areas starting Wednesday, January 18th. We are working in coordination with City Church in Griffin as a drop-off point that will distribute items to those in need. They are the main donation center tornado victims. We are only a collection site, we will not be distributing items.

Our collection site is located at:
The Church of the Nazarene
744 Veterans Pkwy,
Barnesville GA 30204

***Hours to drop off donations:
Monday – Thursday 9am – 1pm & 4pm – 6pm
Sunday 3pm – 5pm
***Please drop off items only during these days and times.

***If you want to volunteer in the donation process, PLEASE contact Penny at so we can put you down for the day/hrs you can be there.

***The Griffin-Spalding Chamber is coordinating hot meals for first responders. Call or text 770-597-7916 for more information or if you would like to help – They are in current need of snack foods and quick meals.

***Items to donate(all items must be NEW):

Non-perishable food items
Diapers – all sizes, baby wipes, formula, baby food
New Toiletries – such as: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, brush/combs, razors/shaving cream, body lotion, chapstick, Q-tips, toilet paper, etc.
Bath Towels, Wash Cloths
Hand sanitizer
Gift Cards – fuel, restaurants
First Aid Kits
Batteries – all kinds
Paper Towels
Bottled water
Paper Plates – Plastic Utensils
Trash bags
Laundry detergent
Pet food

***Blankets – if you have good clean blankets to donate, we will take them. Please bag them. They will go to the Salvation Army center for distribution.

No clothing items accepted at this moment. Hopefully that will change soon, if so I will update.

This will be an ongoing collection site, not sure yet for how long we will need to. We will be in need of boxes as well.

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