AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Several volunteers have stepped up to help thousands who are temporarily staying in Augusta due to Hurricane Matthew. The fire department announced donations are no longer needed and the donations that the city has received will be distributed.
AUGUSTA – Due to an overwhelming response to the needs of recent evacuees there is no longer a need for donations for evacuees. The city of Augusta’s collection site at 2163 Central Avenue is shutting down donation drop-off immediately. Volunteers and members of the Augusta Fire Department will continue to distribute items, from this location, to shelters as needed.
“The response to our call for donations shows the true spirit of giving in the CSRA. Each person’s support is sincerely appreciated,” says Augusta Fire Chief and EMA Director Chris James. For the past three days, residents have diligently adhered to the city of Augusta’s request for donations to be dropped off at the Central Avenue location. This has allowed the city to equally distribute items as needed to shelters and assured that evacuees were provided personal products in a timely manner.
If an additional need arises, the public will be notified immediately.