Church helping Alabama tornado victims - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Church helping Alabama tornado victims

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Albany cheerleading team could be on reality show

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:42:06 GMT
    Dr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant CoachDr. Latonya Peterson, Assistant Coach
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
    An Albany cheerleading team could be featured on a reality show. More than 50 girls tried out to join the two time national champion Albany Elite “Tiger Paws.”More >>
  • Veterans to learn about benefits at American Legion event

    Veterans to learn about benefits at American Legion event

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:34:18 GMT
    William D. Simmons, American Legion 2nd District CommanderWilliam D. Simmons, American Legion 2nd District Commander
    American Legion leaders are preparing for an event to help South Georgia veterans learn more about the benefits they earned. More >>
    American Legion leaders are preparing for an event to help South Georgia veterans learn more about the benefits they earned. More >>
  • MCLB hosts education summit

    MCLB hosts education summit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 03:26:53 GMT
    Latreesa Perryman, MCLB School Liaison Latreesa Perryman, MCLB School Liaison
    Military families got to ask questions about the best education choices for their children .Superintendents and other officials from public, private, home school, and online institutions in Dougherty, Lee, and Worth Counties attended Wednesday night’s Military Child Education Summit at the Marine Corps Logistics Base.More >>
    Military families got to ask questions about the best education choices for their children .Superintendents and other officials from public, private, home school, and online institutions in Dougherty, Lee, and Worth Counties attended Wednesday night’s Military Child Education Summit at the Marine Corps Logistics Base.More >>

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – An Albany church is reaching out to a small Alabama town leveled last week and they could use your help.

Porterfield United Methodist Church is collecting plastic container boxes to send to Hackleburg.

29 of its 1,500 residents were killed and most homes and businesses were destroyed.

Music minister Steve Jones is friends with a pastor there.

He says survivors need the containers to store their salvaged belongings.

"They need 50,000 boxes in that community. I want to look at a realistic goal our community can handle. Our goal is 3,000. They don't have to be new, but they need to be clean and serviceable," said Jones.

Porterfield hopes to take the containers to Hackleburg Wednesday morning.

You can drop off boxes or permanent markers at the church on Dawson Road from 8 to 5.

©2011 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback