Hurricane Irma Statement

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As an organization committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, The Junior League of Augusta has reached out to the Red Cross of Augusta and several other local agencies to assess how our volunteers and resources may be used in the wake of Hurricane Irma and it’s evacuees in the days to come.

Additionally, with the mandatory evacuation for Coastal Georgia by Governor Nathan Deal, we are working to assist The Junior League of Savannah members who are evacuating to the Augusta area. If you are a member of The Junior League of Augusta and wish to help host our fellow League sisters with a hot meal or room accommidations as the Augusta area fills with evacuees from Chatham County and other Georgia coastal communities, please contact presidentelect@jlaugusta.org or evp@jlaugusta.org.

As we continue to work with The Junior League of Savannah, Red Cross of Augusta and other local agencies to determine how we can best be of assistance, we will keep you informed of new developments, including donation needs and volunteer opportunities. If you have an agency seeking volunteer support or assistance, please contact president@jlaugusta.org.

New Information from Red Cross: There is a major need for trained shelter staff due to evacuees coming to our area from the coastal region. If you are interested in volunteering in one of the shelters set up in the Augusta area to house Hurricane Irma evacuees, the Red Cross of Augusta will be hosting shelter trainings tomorrow (Friday 9/8) at 930am and 130pm at the Red Cross Office located next to Sacred Heart. Columbia County EMA will be hosting Red Cross “Just in Time Shelter Training” class tomorrow evening (Friday 9/8) at 6:30 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center (650 Ronald Reagan Drive, Building A, Evans) in the conference room. If you know of any other individuals that are interested in volunteering, we encourage you to invite them. Information on shelters opening in Columbia County will be forthcoming.