Goodwill Industries is collaborating with the Red Cross in Macon and Augusta to assist with the efforts concerning hurricane evacuees in the Central Savannah and Middle Georgia areas.
Susan Everitt, Executive Director of the American Red Cross in Augusta, cautioned in a news release against inundating shelters with material donations. Everitt encouraged the community to contribute donations to Goodwill, which has the capacity and system to receive and process donations.
“Goodwill will be providing clothing vouchers to the American Red Cross in Augusta and Macon to distribute to the evacuees,” James K. Stiff, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA, said in the release. “The Good Samaritan vouchers will allow evacuees to get clothing or shoes in appropriate sizes and shop with dressing room dignity.”
Goodwill locations will be accepting material donations as well as monetary contributions in their retail stores throughout September to aid the Hurricane relief efforts. Financial contributions made at Goodwill store checkout register areas in Middle Georgia and in the CSRA are being designated to help autonomous sister Goodwill charity organizations to rebuild career counseling, job training and placement services in Texas and Florida.
Goodwill locations are listed on its website http://www.goodwillworks.org/DonationLocations