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S. Georgia companies donate to hurricane victims

August 18, 2004

Thomasville - Lowe's Home Improvement stores are collecting donations for Hurricane Charley victims. They'll match up to $1 Million of donations.

Since 1999, Lowe's has partnered with the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. In times of crisis, like in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, they collect donations to send to victims.

Thomasville Store Manager Shane Showalter says, "We've got a great company, they've been part of the Red Cross Disaster relief fund for a long time and it makes me feel good that our company has enough pride and integrity that they jump out there and really help the people that need the help."

In addition to sending money, Lowe's has also sent store employees to help with cleanup efforts. Miller Brewing Company is also donating to Hurricane victims.

Albany - Two truckloads of bottled water are going from Miller's Albany Brewery to help victims of Hurricane Charley in Sarasota and Arcadia, Florida. They will send nearly 31,000 bottles of emergency drinking water to help Hurricane Charley victims.

The water is expected to arrive in Florida by tomorrow morning, where the American Red Cross and J. J. Taylor Distributing company will distribute it to those in need.

posted at 5:01 PM by karen.collier@walb.com