A series of tornadoes has ripped through south Georgia, and Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in seven counties in the southern central part of the state. At least 15 people were killed by these rare January tornadoes, with many more displaced or without power. Search and rescue efforts are underway as the community works to cope with this disaster. It will be some time before the full extent of the damage is determined, but it is already apparent that an astounding number of homes and businesses have been destroyed and rebuilding will be a long and hard journey.
Our thoughts are with our neighbors to the south who are shaken and scared facing the aftermath of this tragic storm. You can help by donating to a nonprofit offering assistance to those affected. The Community Foundation of South Georgia recommends the following nonprofits:
Adel/Cook County Area
First Baptist Church of Adel
Albany/Dougherty County Area
Porterfield United Methodist Church
To make a gift, contact your philanthropic advisor linked below or contact anyone on our full philanthropy team.