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ATLANTA — As the cleanup from Thursday's destructive storms begins in earnest, here is a list of resources and assistance being offered to Georgians.  

AT&T Offering Relief to Customers in Georgia, Alabama

AT&T said it is waiving talk, text and data overage charges for any customers in Georgia and Alabama directly impacted by the tornadoes. That includes AT&T Postpaid & PREPAID customers with billing addresses in zip codes of affected areas from Jan. 13, 2023, through Jan. 19, 2023. Click here for more details.

Georgia Red Cross

In addition to volunteers and staff who are helping displaced residents, the Georgia Red Cross is offering shelters for those who need them. The locations are: 

First United Methodist Church
1401 Maple Street
Griffin, GA 30224

City Park Gymnasium
601 Camp Northern Rd.
Griffin, 30224

Faith Baptist Church
552 Hammett Road
LaGrange, GA 30241

Locust Grove Recreation Center
10 Cleveland Street
Locust Grove, GA 30248

The Red Cross is also accepting donations from the public to help those in need. 

Meriwether County hotline

The county has a tornado hotline at 706-672-7201 available for residents searching for resources.

Meriwether County tarp, supplies pick up 

The Salvation Army will help distribute tarps, clean-up kits and portable drinking water for people impacted by the tornado at Fellowship Baptist Church at 49 Todd Rd. People who can't get there can call the hotline at 706-672-7201 to have a volunteer help get supplies to those who can't make it to a distribution center.

The Salvation Army is also serving dinner, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church and at the DFACS parking lot at 17234 Roosevelt Hwy in Greenville. 

Henry County Free Storm Debris Drop-off

The Henry County Recycling Center on 65 West Asbury Rd. in McDonough will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for residents who need to bring storm debris in. There will be no charge for services during these two days.

Relevant Church Disaster Relief (Henry County)

Relevant Church is assembling disaster relief teams and shelter for those who need it.

Anyone who is available to assist with cleanup from storm damage is asked to TEXT 470-290-6123 with their 1) name and age, and 2) what equipment they have, or if they are available to use their hands for cleanup. 

For those who are in need of shelter, Relevant Church in Locust Grove off Hwy 42 and Tanger Boulevard will be open from 6:00 p.m. Friday until 9:00 a.m. Saturday. No advanced notice is necessary.

Spalding County Volunteer and Donated Goods Call Center 

The center will open Friday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at 220 East Solomon St. and will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items, gift cards, toiletries, and other personal items. 

Volunteers and storm victims can call 678-453-4508. People who may be experiencing a mental health crisis can call 988.

No clothing will be accepted. Additional volunteer opportunities will be announced later.

Troup County debris disposal

Residents can take vegetative debris to the C&D Landfill at 174 Parmer Rd. in LaGrange. The landfill will temporarily extend its operating hours to help handle the amount of waste. 

  • Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Jan. 14: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Saturday, Jan. 21 & 28: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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