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Donation drop off for hurricane victims at Cleveland Walmart


Donations for Hurricane Harvey victims are being accepted through Sept. 5th at this site near the Garden Center outside the Walmart in Cleveland.

Northeast Georgians are pitching in to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. A cargo container has been placed outside the Walmart in Cleveland to accept donated supplies.

Stacy McKinley of Cornelia is coordinating the effort along with Phillip McCurry of Appliance House Liquidations in Cleveland. She says they’re asking for a wide range of supplies including “Household items, cleaning supplies, canned food, generators, gas cans, water, personal items – basically anything people need to survive for a month or longer without electric.”

Donations will be accepted through the early part of next week. After that, “Me and Phillip will be driving the stuff there to the Ingleside, Rockport, Aransas Pass and Port Aransas area of Texas that was hit by the eye of Hurricane Harvey,” McKinley says. “We have contact in those areas to help distribute the supplies.”

The duo is partnering with Abba House of Dahlonega which is soliciting monetary donations to help with hurricane relief.

If you make a monetary donation at the Walmart site, McKinley says it will be used to purchase food. “All money donations go to the Abba House where we are buying the food for 18 cents a pound.”

Relief effort organizers plan to load the trucks Tuesday night, Sept. 5th. Donations will be accepted until then.

“We have two 26-foot box trucks we are taking, so far,” says McKinley. “One will be filled with the donations and one will be filled by ABBA House.” She says Pilgrim Trucking in Cleveland donated the cargo container.

For a list of needed supplies, see below:

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