The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is taking part, once again, in helping hurricane victims. Just a couple of months ago, the Sheriff’s Office sent supplies to the victims of Hurricane Florence.
The Office is now collecting toiletries, clothing items, water, hair products and canned goods.
Sheriff Janis Mangum asked people for help on her personal Facebook page first, but then on Oct. 12, she made the announcement of the department’s participation.
The West Jackson Fire Department kicked off the donation by contributing more than 20 cases of water.
The first truck will not be delivered until Oct. 18 in the jail parking lot, but you can still drop off your donations prior to that date.
The Sheriff’s Office isn’t the only organization getting involved; Shirleys Feed and Seed has a donation trailer of their own.
This trailer was donated by Peyton Puckett, who won the trailer at the 2018 Georgia National Fair for having the supreme champion heifer.
This trailer leaves Wednesday morning. Son of owner Stone Shirley, Matt Shirley, said if the trailer is not filled, they are going to go to Sam’s Club and fill up the trailer themselves.
Cheyenne Brown is a senior in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.