Memories Car Club organize fund raiser for people affected by Hurricane Harvey

Published 3:44 pm Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday afternoon, Memories Car Club will be setting up a 53 ft. trailer in the Winn Dixie Parking lot to begin taking donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

The car club members want to do something for the people of Texas and they challenge the surrounding county car clubs to do the same.

“My club members have the biggest hearts and are the most generous and will stand behind anything we say we are going to do,” Denise Webb, president of Memories Car Club said. Gabe Spence of Spence Trucking is allowing the car club to borrow their trailer in order to make this a successful mission

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For Webb, this will not be her first mission. She has helped out after Hurricane Katrina and the two tornadoes that hit Albany this past January. She has seen the things that are most needed and the things that often go unused and prepared a list of things to donate. She asks that no one donate any used items or clothing and shoes at this time.

The car club, however are accepting donations for:

• Nonperishable food items

• Can foods

• Chips

• Baby food, baby milk, baby formula, bottles, etc.

• Medical items (Band-Aids, rubbing alcohol, triple antibiotic, etc.)

• Animal feed

• Diapers for both adults and children

• Bottled water

• Plastic bowls and forks

• Napkins

• Flash lights

• Blankets

• Cleaning supplies

• Batteries

• Bug spray

• Children’s toys

People are also welcome to donate money directly to Denise and she can give receipts of where the money is going. The cost of gas for the trailer will be approximately $1100 and they accept donations, but will otherwise be paid for by the car club.

Webb will be accepting donations at her office in LTL Flowers and Gifts, but they also can be dropped off at Winn Dixie starting Tuesday afternoon after 12. Because of the overabundance of help Texas is receiving right now, the club has decided to leave the trailer in position for a couple weeks, and drive down after that. SGA in Damascus has already joined to help along with Bainbridge EMS, and Webb is calling everyone else to lend a hand. She wants to show that just because Bainbridge is small doesn’t mean our hearts and giving can’t be big.