Churches And Charities Send Volunteers To West Georgia With Aid After Powerful Tornado

Numerous Georgia churches and charities have taken action to help the recovery of areas damaged by the tornado that devastated west Georgia over the weekend. 

“Officials say at least 100 homes were damaged in the West Point community and at least two dozen were destroyed,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. “Amid the damage and destruction, the sound of chainsaws and pieces of freshly cut wood measures progress in West Point as the community wraps its head around the tornado’s toll.”

Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief is one of several organizations that has volunteers in the area to help with recovery. The organization has about 50 people working in the area. 

“Bringing help, hope and healing, and we want to do that,” said Ronnie Register with Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief. “That’s a good, a good cause, and we want to do just that.”

“It was unbelievable until I actually got up here and saw all of the damage,” said Demetris Booker, whose mom lives in the area hit by the storm, according to the report. Her home suffered heavy damage, but is still fixable. 

“I can’t explain how much it means to me that people are coming out and helping out,” he said.

The tornadoes moved across Georgia over the weekend and caused tremendous damage. Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) posted images of some of the damage he witnessed first hand on Twitter. 

“Today, Marty and I joined @GeorgiaEMAHS personnel and other state and local partners to see the damage in Milledgeville caused by Sunday’s tornado. We’re grateful for the first responders and volunteers who were on the ground immediately, working to keep people and property safe,” he wrote alongside the images.

D & B Staff

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