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Rowland-Ford collecting Florence relief supplies in North Augusta

September 20, 2018

NORTH AUGUSTA — Rowland-Ford Funeral Home is serving as a collection point this week for relief supplies for South Carolina residents most heavily affected by Hurricane Florence.

Emphasis is on canned goods, toiletries, pet food, cleaning supplies, diapers (for babies and adults) and non-perishable snacks. Bottled water already abounds and additional donations are not needed. Clothing is not a high priority, but donations of new items are being accepted. An 18-wheeler is on the site and pallets are ready. Collections began Tuesday.

Plans are for all of the donations to be used in South Carolina, where Florence, in the process of weakening to a tropical storm, doused the state and particularly rocked such communities as Myrtle Beach, Conway, Marion, Mullins, Chesterfield and Bennettsville, whether through a direct hit or subsequent flooding.

Rowland-Ford conducted a similar campaign in late August and early September 2017, collecting truckloads of relief supplies that were taken to Texas a week after Hurricane Harvey slammed the Houston area. Harvey dropped record-breaking amounts of rain and did more than $100 billion in damage.

Preferred collection hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday. The funeral home is at 637 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta, across from River Bluff Drive and next to the Greeneway.

For more information, call 803-278-2525.

Want to donate?

WHAT: Hurricane Florence relief supplies

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday

WHERE: Rowland-Ford Funeral Home, 637 W. Martintown Road, North Augusta

NEEDED ITEMS: Canned goods, toiletries, pet food, cleaning supplies, diapers (for babies and adults) and non-perishable snacks.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 803-278-2525

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