With FEMA not stepping forward to help the residents of Adairsville recover from last week’s storms, Fayette Countians are being asked to step up and help them out.
Long time Fayette County resident Dot Ensley, with the help of several local churches, is organizing a caravan that will leave the county on Saturday, February 23 loaded down with supplies and helping hands. Ensley pointed out that the best part of this rescue effort is that it’s totally a citizen movement.
“No specific church, or political party or anything. It’s just residents of Fayette County reaching out to help Adairsville.”
According to Ensley, Pastor George Dillard of the Christian Church of Peachtree City has donated an area of the church as a drop off center for relief items and will be happy to take monetary donations to the cause.
“We are asking for new items for these desperate people who have lost everything. Operation Citizens of Fayette County’s mission is to stock these families with new, clean items as they go back to their homes.”
Ensley and co-organizer Cherie Wergild make the following suggestions for items to be purchased and locations where they can be found:
- Big Lots: coffee pots, irons, toasters, small electric clocks, flat ware, pots and pans, mops and brooms, any type of cleaning supplies including soap powder. With the cold weather here, the people of Adairsville are in need of blankets of all sizes, sheet sets, pillows, bed spreads, mattress covers, bath towels, and wash cloths.
- Dollar Store: drinking glasses, dishes, face tissue, soaps, hand cleaners, shampoo, body lotions, paper towels, bath tissue, toothpaste, toothbrushes, aspirin, Ibuprofen, arthritis therapy, and band aids.
-Tools: rakes, shovels, hoses, and any other tools you’re not using would benefit greatly.
- Food items: tin can foods, plastic drink bottles, but nothing breakable; tin can coffee, plastic powder coffee creamers, tea bags, honey, Coke and Pepsi products in plastic bottles only. Drinking water has been supplied to the county recently.
- Animal items: dog and cat food nonperishables are needed. If anyone can help organize this, please contact us immediately.
“In these poor economic times, especially with FEMA not assisting, let’s bring together our love for humanity. Please help as one never knows when Fayette County would be in this horrible situation with destruction throughout; wouldn’t we also need friends?”
Peachtree City and Fayetteville Drop off locations are the Peachtree City Christian Church, 500 Kedron Drive, Peachtree City, office phone (770) 487-9711; First Baptist Church of Fayetteville, 235 Stonewall Ave E., Fayetteville, office phone (770) 719-9599 web site www.fayettevillefbc.org.
Please contact Dot Ensley who may be reached at (770) 460-8507 or Cherie Wergild who may be reached at (770) 460-8708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.