A Columbia County disaster recovery outreach group is asking for the public's support in helping the Florida victims of Hurricane Charley.
The group includes volunteers from Wesley United Methodist Church, Club Car and several other businesses and industries. Columbia County Emergency Services Director Pam Tucker said more help is still needed for the recovery effort.
"Right after a disaster occurs, there is a huge initiative for people to help," she said. "There's a lot on the news and there's an influx in the areas, and then victims tend to be forgotten and left with recoveries. What we're trying to do in Columbia County is to do things that will be long term."
Tucker said some of the items that need to be collected include: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, rakes, baby bottles, sun screen and more.
Pat Williams, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, said Club Car started the idea to form a recovery outreach group in the area.
"It was their vision,"she said. "All the (church) is doing is providing parking for the tractor trailer they've donated to transport items to the victims."
Donated items can be dropped off at Wesley United Methodist Church at 825 North Belair Road in Evans Mondays through Fridays between 9-11 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. For more information, call Pat Williams at 869-0888.
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