Respond faster together.

As our community continues to respond to natural disaster, we will use this page to post opportunities where you can be most helpful to neighbors in our community. 

If you have questions or need assistance that you do not see addressed here, please contact us at the church.

We hope you will be encouraged by watching this short video from our friends at Amani Sasa.

FEMA RELIEF

Individuals may apply online for Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) relief using the FEMA button here, or they may call 1-800-621-3362. Visit DisasterAssistance.gov for more information.

SHELTER, SHOWER, MEAL

Please contact these sites to ensure they are still serving the community before directing anyone.

First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Drive,

770-228-3020

City Park Gym, 601 Camp Northern Rd., 770-467-4757

RELIEF

For relief assistance, call 678-453-4508 Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Financial donations can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce or mailed to Griffin Spalding County at PO Box 72, Griffin, GA 30223. Please indicate GS Tornado Relief 23 on the donation.

ANIMAL CONTROL FEMA TRAILER

Call 770-467-4772 for details.

DONATIONS

Thank you to ALL who have been partnering in this effort!

City Church on Solomon (220 E. Solomon St., Griffin), is serving as a point of distribution for emergency relief. Donations are accepted at this site between 10am and 4pm. 

The distribution site is till open and volunteers can show up between 10am and 4pm to serve. Beginning the week of February 6, hours and days of service will change. 

 

VOLUNTEER


Stationed at Oak Hill Baptist Church (100 Lakeside Rd., Williamson), Samaritan’s Purse accepts volunteers to help for a day or more. Their current work is removal and salvaging of personal property and furniture, tree work and debris cleanup, roof tapping and temporary repair. Please sign up at their website or call 470-217-1234. Homeowners may request assistance by calling 470-217-0652. This service is free and provided to homeowners who have little or no insurance. Requests are handled on need and volunteer availability.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

Call Center Volunteers may call 678-453-4508 to sign up for three-hour shifts from 9am to 6pm.

You can also work with the Chamber of Commerce to provide snacks and hot meals for workers and First Responders at Historic City Hall. Call or text 770-597-7916 for more information or to offer help.

Chainsaw and Heavy Equipment crews should report to the Senior Center (885 Memorial Drive) to receive a work order. 

Beginning Friday (February 3), a new group from Track Rock Baptist Church out of Blairsville, Georgia will be using FBC facilities while they work in the areas hit hard by the storm. This group is bringing heavy equipment with them and will be able to help with larger tree removal. Thank you for extending hospitality to these new friends who will be coming to help our community.

Thank you to ALL who volunteered for this effort!

Team Rubicon worked diligently in Griffin through Monday, January 30. They set up “camp” at FBC Griffin during their two-week assignment here. 

Thank you to ALL who volunteered for this effort! The WASH Team finished its last load on Thursday, January 26.

First Baptist Griffin organized a WASH team to assist those workers from out of town who need help with laundry. Over 70 volunteers from FBC Griffin stood at the ready to pick up loads of laundry for out-of-town linemen and other workers.

FOOD

The Salvation Army is providing meals at these locations:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday—pick up at 725 Meriwether St.; call 770-412-6561 for details.

DFACS will replace food for those on SNAP. Call 1-877-423-4746 for details.

SBA

U.S. Small Business Administration: For assistance with SBA non-COVID EIDL and physical loss loans related to natural disasters, call 800-659-2955 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

REQUEST FOR HELP

If you need help or would like to volunteer, please call 678-453-4508 or fill out the form linked here. If you need to speak to someone about mental health during this time, please call 988.