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Mission Change pushes forward with storm relief

Mission Change sold shirts for storm relief (Source: WALB) Mission Change sold shirts for storm relief (Source: WALB)
Mission Change has raised more than $200,000 for storm relief (Source: WALB) Mission Change has raised more than $200,000 for storm relief (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It's been almost 6 months since tornadoes ripped through Dougherty County and parts of southwest Georgia on Jan. 22.

Since then, many different community organizations have stayed busy helping storm victims recover.

Mission Change, a non-profit organization, has been involved in those storm relief efforts.

Mission Change co-founder LaDonna Urick said the group has been actively involved since Albany's first storm on Jan. 2.

Urick said the organization has raised more than $200,000 which was used to buy vehicles or new appliances and furniture for storm victims and get families back in their homes.

Urick said the next step is getting those who they've helped involved with the organization so they can begin helping others.

"When you're going through something yourself, and you don't really feel like doing anything or being a part of anything," Urick said, "sometimes you need someone to come alongside you and give you a little pick me up and a little push and say hey we need you over here if you don't mind, and its a whole different ball game when they start serving other people."

Mission Change continues to stay involved in the community through monthly missions.

This month's mission is a back-to-school teacher supply basket drive.

Next month, the organization will check on families who still have blue tarps on their roofs from January's storms.

For more information on how to get involved, visit their website.

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