Again this fall, the Atlantic Ocean brought the Southern United States two devastating hurricanes. In September, Hurricane Florence brought strong winds and heavy rainfall to the Carolinas, moving slowly and leading to devastating flooding and power outages. Just weeks later, Hurricane Michael, the third-most intense Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States, was a Category 4 when it made landfall in the Florida Panhandle. It leveled homes, caused damage, and took out power lines before continuing its path of destruction into Georgia, including the town of Albany where many citizens already lived in poverty.
When these natural disasters struck, Caring For Others jumped into action. With our Convoy of Care partners, we sent eight trucks with essential supplies to South and North Carolina. These needed items like clothing, diapers and bottled water were delivered to families affected by Hurricane Florence.
For Hurricane Michael victims in Albany, Georgia, a 10-truck Convoy of Care brought donated supplies. The number of individuals and families awaiting our arrival was even bigger than expected, and it pulled at our hearts.
We hope these relief efforts help the families move toward rebuilding their lives even in the smallest ways. Thank you to everyone who donated to help make these Convoys of Care successful, and lots of love to our partners: WSB-TV, AJC, Cox Radio and viewers/readers/listeners; National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE); Georgia Motor Trucking Association; Atlanta Peach Movers; Georgia Coach Lines; Georgia State Patrol; GBI; Georgia Sheriffs’ Association; and Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP).
Watch a video from WSB-TV’s Mark Winne on the way to Albany with the Convoy of Care!