Hurricane Dorian already is having an impact on the South Georgia Conference because of the evacuation process in Florida and the east coast of Georgia. The conference is putting together a list of churches being used as Red Cross, Good Samaritan or overflow shelters (see below).
If your church is thinking about opening as a Good Samaritan shelter for those displaced because of the storm, please be in touch with Luis Morales. We want to 1 - provide you with some helpful guidelines and 2 - add you to the list. Contact Luis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-216-7729.
Baxley First UMC
217 S Main St | Baxley GA 31513
105 S. Leggett Street | Broxton GA 31519
Opening Tuesday, September 3 at noon (No pets)
Call 912-850-4568 to verify availability.
Eastman First UMC
5324 Anson Ave | Eastman, GA 31023
Opening at 9am Tuesday morning, September 3 - Closing Wednesday night, September 4
Eastmanfirst.com/forevacuees - basic info (No pets)
1120 Girard Avenue | Sardis GA 30456
210 Cleveland St | Springfield, GA 31329
Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 8 am
To verify availability call Scott Thompson, Chairman, Effingham County VOAD at 912-663-5457.
**GEMA shelters: Six shelter locations have been identified in Bibb, Columbia, Coffee, Laurens, McDuffie and Ware counties. Information regarding those shelter locations can be found here.
6306 Valdosta Hwy | Manor, GA 31550
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Opening for those traveling who might need coffee, drinks, sandwiches, snacks, a respite or a place to pray.