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Alpharetta Cub Scouts Start Relief Effort for Adairsville Tornado Victims

The local Scouts will be collecting basic necessities at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church on Saturday.

A day hadn't passed before Cub Scout Pack 1429 in Alpharetta was making plans to help the victims of devastation from a tornado that hit the downtown Adairsville area in Bartow County. On Saturday the Scouts will be accepting donations of basic supplies from the community.

"As you all have probably heard, our friends and neighbors in the Adairsville area were struck by a devastating tornado on Wednesday. While our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people impacted by the storm, we are working to very quickly organize another very simple way we can help," said Aaron Charlesworth, parent of a Scout, in a flyer sent out Thursday afternoon.

Cub Scout Pack 1429 will be setting up a collection site for items like those listed below on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. behind the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church (180 Academy Street).

"As these people begin the long process of recovering from the storm, we can all help by proving basic supplies that many of us have on hand every day," he said.

Items Needed

  • Shelf-stable food that can be used to make hot meals
  • Meals in a can
  • New toiletries
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Buckets
  • New clothes (only)
  • Cots
  • Cold-weather gear
  • Trash bags
  • Cell phone calling cards
  • New pillows
  • New blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Tarps
  • Duct tape
  • Diapers
  • Pedialite
  • Baby formula
  • Baby wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hand sanitzer
  • Gas cards
  • Home depot and lowes gift cards
  • Masks for clean-up work
  • Heavy duty construction gloves
  • Adult diapers
  • New underwear
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks for clean-up crews
  • New socks

If you have any questions, need more information or would like to help but can’t get to us, call Aaron Charlesworth at 770-639-1450.

Melissa Alred February 04, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Hi, I live in Adairsville. but my home was not hit. I was there at the Community Services when the truck and trailer got there. I could not believe how much wonderful things were collected. Tears come to my eyes when I think about it. Many of the people who had their homes destroyed did not have insurance, what you have done will help so much. It touches my heart that people would give so genorously to a town of people they do not even know. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God Bless y'all (I know he will!)
Heather Distler February 04, 2013 at 10:36 PM
A huge thank you to the Charlesworth Family for organizing and running the entire program!!

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