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How to help victims of Wednesday's storms

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FOX 5 viewer Taylor Pittman sent this photo an apartment building damaged by storms on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. FOX 5 viewer Taylor Pittman sent this photo an apartment building damaged by storms on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013.
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ADAIRSVILLE GEORGIA TORNADO INFO

A Facebook page
has been started to help distribute info about storm damage in Adairsville. Click here and "like" the page to get updates on damage in area as they come in.

RED CROSS

Metro Atlanta's Red Cross and chapters statewide in Georgia say they are prepared to help after Wednesday's severe weather.

The Northwest Georgia Chapter (Rome) says it is working closely with local emergency management agencies after Wednesday's storm. They have opened a shelter at Manning Mill Youth Facility, 163b Manning Mill Road in Adairsville for displaced families.

According to the Red Cross, the shelter will provide meals, cots, blankets, health support and a safe refuge.

The Red Cross said the best way to help is by donating cash.

You can make a donation to the Red Cross phone (1-800-REDCROSS), email (redcross.org), text (90999) or email (P.O. Box 1955 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30342).

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Milton, Georgia will be collecting items at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, located at 180 Academy Street on Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Many items are needed and include, meals in a can, toiletries, cleaning supplies, cell phone calling cards, batteries, tarps, and gas cards. For more information, call 770-639-1450.

SALVATION ARMY

The Salvation Army is partnering with the Red Cross to serve meals in the shelter and from canteen vehicles in the community.

Click here for information on Georgia Division of the Salvation Army

UNITED WAY

United Way of Bartow County is accepting donations for victims of the storm. Click here for the details or call 770-386-1677.

SHELTERS

A shelter has been set up on Manning Mill Road Gym off Highway 41 in Adairsville, officials said.

Northpointe Church on Orchard Road has also set up a shelter.

Living Way Foursquare Church said they have power, showers, food, and a place for the displaced to sleep if needed. For information, call 678-414-0054.

VOLUNTEERS

The Bartow Christian Disaster Response Team says they are seeking volunteers. 

Bartow County Baptist Association is seeking volunteers. Call David Franklin at 770-607-0300

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What to donate: Shelf-stable food that can be used to make hot meals, meals in a can, new toiletries, cleaning supplies, new clothes (only), cots, cold-weather gear, trashbags, cell phone calling cards, new pillows, new blankets, flashlights, batteries, tarps, duct tape, diapers, pedialite, baby formula, baby wipes, hand sanitzer, gas cards, home depot and lowes gift cards, masks for clean up work, and heavy duty construction gloves, rubber gloves, bottled water, snacks for clean-up crews,

Donation drop-off locations
Main Street Bistro Contact # (770) 769-4393
106 Public Square
Adairsville, Ga 30103

Education Nation Contact # 770-608-7782
108 Public Square
Adairsville, Ga 30103

The Herb shop Contact # (678) 800-4576
110 Public Square
Adairsville, Ga 30103

GORDON COUNTY RELIEF

The Calhoun Fire Department Station 2 is acception donations for victims of Wednesday's tornado.

The biggest demand is for nonperishable food. Bottled water, building supplies such as 2 x 4 studs, hammers, blue plastic tarps, plywood and roofing materials, baby formula, baby diapers (all sizes), personal hygiene products, leather work gloves, cleaning supplies such as bleach, mops, brooms and buckets, plastic goods (food wrap, cups and cutlery), paper goods (plates, napkins, towels and toilet tissue), disposable gloves (rubber or latex) and trash bags (all sizes) also are needed.

The fire station is located at 391 Richardson Rd., Calhoun, Ga. The center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until further notice.

Used clothing is not needed.

For more information, call (706) 602-5721.

CHURCH RELIEF EFFORT

Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Cartersville is joining with other Bartow County Churches Saturday to respond to recovery needs in Adairsville following Wednesday's tornados.

A work group of older teens and adults will meet at Church of the Ascension at 7:30 a.m. Saturday before heading to Adairsville. For more information, contact Keith Martin 678 859-2795.

Church of the Ascension is located at 205 West Cherokee Ave., Cartersville 30120. www.ascensioncartersville.org

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