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Red Cross gets a boost, needs more

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The American Red Cross collected about $10,000 since making a desperate mid-week plea for donations. But that's a long way from their goal to keep them operating for more than a few weeks.  

Since their request for donations Wednesday, the Southwest Georgia Chapter got checks from civic organizations, churches, and individuals. The largest donation was for a thousand dollars, but many volunteers collected smaller amounts that added up.   [CG :Name

"Two young girls, they were wonderful, they came in made their donation and then asked if we had canisters that they could use," said Chapter Director Mari Wright. "They went out and they went into their neighborhood and they came back in a few hours with the canisters full, took two more, and I know we'll see them again."

The organization hoped to raise as much as $50,000. The group plans to send out letters to churches asking them to adopt burned out families.

 They're also planning a fundraising production of Swamp Gravy for June sixth.

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