Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida last week, WSB-TV Channel 2, law enforcement, the trucking industry and the nonprofit organization Caring for Others are leading an effort to bring disaster relief to hurricane ravaged communities in southern Louisiana.
The Convoy of Care partnership began in 2016 to bring relief to Baton Rouge, LA in the wake of historic flooding.
A contactless collection will be held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm at the following drop off locations:
- WSB-TV, 1601 West Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta
- First Baptist Church of Woodstock, 11905 GA Hwy 92, Woodstock (Gunnin and Trickum Road entrance)
- Caring for Others, 3537 Browns Mill Rd., Atlanta 30354
- J.P. Mosley Park and Recreation Center, 1041 Millers Mill Rd., Stockbridge, 30281
Requested items are (NEW ONLY):
- Personal hygiene supplies
- Diapers, wipes, and other baby supplies
- Cleaning supplies and laundry detergent
- Fans/Flashlights/Batteries/Heavy duty
If you cannot make it out to one of the sites, you can also make a donation online through Caring for Others.
“Five years ago, metro Atlanta rallied for the first Convoy of Care to Baton Rouge, LA,” said Condace Pressley, WSB-TV Community and Public Affairs Director. “Together with the support of our partners, this community will again make a difference in the lives of Louisiana residents impacted by Hurricane Ida.”
“We are in contact with law enforcement leaders in the affected areas and have already identified the locations where donated relief supplies will be distributed,” said Clarence Cox, former National President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, (NOBLE) and an original Convoy of Care partner.
Caring for Others, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, the Georgia Sheriffs Association, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia Motor Trucking Association & Atlanta Peach Movers, Georgia Coach Lines and Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys and WSB-TV comprise the Convoy of Care team.
This article first appeared on WSBTV Channel 2.