First Baptist Church of Cedartown, 101 North College Street, is a drop-off location for many needed items for the tornado victims, according to church officials.
The Women’s Missionary Union is spearheading the collection effort.
Church officials said there are specific items needed and are asking that all donations are for those items.
Items include canned foods, non-perishable foods, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, ketchup, bottled water, baby formula, all sizes of baby diapers, personal hygiene products, trash bags, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, plastic cups, forks, spoons, plastic wrap, work gloves, tarps, hammers and roofing nails.
Clothing will not be accepted.
The Adairsville Church of God is coordinating efforts in Bartow County. The one thing the church said it needs most are volunteers for clean up.
The church had its first clean up efforts the weekend of Feb. 1.
Volunteers were fed breakfast and given information at the church before being assigned to disaster areas.
Approximately 700 students from Berry College, Shorter University, Kennesaw State University and even Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn. were among the volunteers Saturday, Feb. 9. Church officials said they will continue the weekend cleanup efforts for several months and will need many more volunteers.
Those interested in assisting need to wear warm clothes in layers and have thick gloves. Officials are also cautioning about footwear and encourage volunteers to wear thick work boots because of hazardous walking conditions.
Volunteers are also encouraged to bring cleaning donations and equipment. Items listed include paper towels, bleach, contractor trash bags, brooms, and dust pans.
Church officials state those who have chain saws, and who can operate them safely, are also needed. All equipment should have the owner’s name and phone number on it.
Anyone needing more information is asked to contact the church at (770) 773-3264 or send a message to Suzanne Phillips through Facebook.