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Tornado Disaster Relief for Albany, Georgia

Tornado Disaster Relief for Albany, Georgia
Submitted by:
Shahnee Vickers, General Manager Macon, Georgia

On January 21, 2017 approximately 40 tornadoes touched down in Georgia which took the lives of at least 15 people and injured 43 others. Albany, Georgia took a massive hit and a significant amount of lives have been affected.

Damage from Tornadoes in Albany, Georgia

On Monday, January 23, our District, which consists of 11 stores, launched a district-wide collection effort headed by Mary Keller (Fran) from our TitleMax store in Warner Robins, Georgia. Because Fran is from Albany, her family and friends were directly affected by this devastation. As a family, we feel like it is our duty to make sure we help, support, uplift, and rally around each other at all times.

In just four days, we came together not only as a District, but as a family and the result was phenomenal! We collected many different items including water, food, toys, clothing, baby items, pet food, blankets, and household items that we knew would be needed.

Items collected for tornado relief

On Friday morning Fran drove down to Albany, Georgia with all the donated items we collected throughout the week. And she didn’t just drop the items off and leave, she spent the entire weekend volunteering, putting together donation packages, and helping feed hundreds of people.

Food prepared to help tornado victims in Albany, GA

We are so proud of Fran and everyone in District 48 for stepping up to the plate and helping out when we our neighbors needed it most!

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