On Thursday, March 25, late in the evening several of our Georgia communities experienced one of mother nature’s most powerful and destructive forces, tornados. Bartow, Coweta, Floyd and Polk Counties were directly hit by the devastating supercell that passed through our state each with varying degrees of damage.
Specifically, Coweta County, hardest hit, felt the effects of an EF4 tornado that devastated the community, homes and especially the district’s school buildings which were heavily damaged. The students are not only facing challenges due to COVID-19, but they also now have to face the painful reality of full school closures. These students, staff, administration and community will require assistance for the duration.
The community leaders are working diligently to rebuild and provide for those directly impacted.
Our friends and colleagues need our help not only in prayer and support but also in our donations. These communities are in need of specific items that may be delivered, monetary donations and even volunteers.
I encourage you to review the links below that provide a comprehensive list of ways to help your fellow board members and superintendents.
We face these challenges together as a state to rebuild since none of us are immune from devastation. It is the support that we provide each other that get us through difficult times.
Tornado Recovery Assistance
Newnan Times Herald, How to Help
Driftwood Chronicles- Blog (Coweta Tornado Assistance)
Newnan Tornado Recovery Support Facebook Page
Assistance for Coweta, Floyd, Polk & Bartow Counties
Fox 5 Atlanta– See this link for a list of monetary donations & item donations:
Georgia Cities and Counties- Fox 5 Atlanta
State officials on Saturday recommended people contact the cities and counties affected by the disaster for information on where to bring supplies or organizations seeking volunteers.
A list of counties affected, and their offices are below: