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Church helping Alabama tornado victims

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.

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