Tifton native hosts 8th Annual Water and Gatorade drive for firefighters

Nichole Casey. (Source: WALB)
Nichole Casey. (Source: WALB)

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - A Tifton native hopes the community will help her civic project by donating water and Gatorade to firefighters to help fight heat exhaustion.

The 8th Annual Water and Gatorade Drive for Tifton firefighters is now underway.

WALB was told that they got a late start this year but are eager to start accepting donations.

Last year, the fundraiser received over 120 cases of water and Gatorade.

"My dad was a firefighter for 20 something years. I grew up around the fire department, it was a second home to me. They are a family to me but with this, it's my way to say 'thank you' to them for all their support to me throughout the years," said Nichole Casey, the fundraiser founder.

You can take bottles of water or Gatorade to the Main, West, and North stations in Tifton or schedule a pick up by calling (229)-326-0691.

The last day to donate is July 31.

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