Former Albany officer collects donations for Baton Rouge familie - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Former Albany officer collects donations for Baton Rouge families

An Albany police officer is collecting items to send to families in Baton Rouge. (Source: WALB) An Albany police officer is collecting items to send to families in Baton Rouge. (Source: WALB)
Those who would like to make a donation can drop off toiletries and other items to Razor's Edge, next to Dollar General on Westover Boulevard. (Source: WALB) Those who would like to make a donation can drop off toiletries and other items to Razor's Edge, next to Dollar General on Westover Boulevard. (Source: WALB)
Manswell Peterson (Source: WALB) Manswell Peterson (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A former Albany police officer is sending boxes of supplies to Louisiana flood victims. And he needs the public's help.

Manswell Peterson and his wife have already shipped boxes to help about 40 families in Baton Rogue.

He has a contact in Louisiana who is identifying families and their specific needs, right down to the size of their children's shoes and clothes.

That contact will deliver the boxes to the families since the mail service is down in flooded areas.

Peterson said that he has been flooded out twice, and he and his wife feel called to help.

"Well, it's just the fact we saw families without, and sometimes you have to step up and say okay, I'm going to do it, I'm not going to wait for everybody else to do it, I'm not going to wait for the government to organize because that can take awhile. Let's get it to them instantly, no red tape," said Peterson.

Those who would like to make a donation can drop off toiletries and other items to Razor's Edge, next to Dollar General on Westover Boulevard.

People can also help with shipping costs, the Peterson's have spent close to $700 so far.

Anyone who would like to help a specific family can contact Peterson directly. He can be reached at manswellp@yahoo.com.

Copyright 2016 WALB. All rights reserved. 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Albany city leaders plan new initiatives

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:13 AM EDT2018-05-21 11:13:44 GMT
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)
    City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)City of Albany leaders hope to implement these projects in 2018 (Source: WALB)

    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

    More >>

    The city now has funds saved to pay for some new initiatives, like community safety officers, expanding transit service on Ledo Road and through federal funding, there will be improvements at Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. 

    More >>
  • Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:18:57 GMT
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>
  • Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:41:09 GMT
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly