Convoy of Care: How to help Kentucky tornado survivors

More than 70 people were killed in recent tornadoes that ripped through Kentucky. That means it’s time again for those in metro Atlanta to help those in need.

WSB-TV Channel 2, various law enforcement agencies, the trucking industry and the nonprofit organization Caring for Others are leading an effort to bring relief to communities recovering from the deadly storms.

The Convoy of Care partnership began in 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the wake of historic flooding. In September, the Convoy returned to southern Louisiana following Hurricane Ida’s destructive path.

A contactless collection will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:

WSB-TV, 1601 West Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta

First Baptist Church of Woodstock, 11905 Ga. 92, Woodstock

J.P. Mosley Park and Recreation Center, 1041 Millers Mill Road, Stockbridge

Red Hawk Baseball Complex, 143 Henry Parkway, McDonough

Items needed include baby supplies, paper products, non-perishable food items, flashlights, batteries and manual can openers. The items will be delivered to Kentucky on Friday. Donations are also being accepted online at the Convoy of Care website.

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In Paulding County, various agencies and community groups are also collecting items to help tornado victims. Drop-off locations include Paulding schools, the sheriff’s office, fire stations, Mt. Tabor Park, Taylor Farm Park, Burnt Hickory Park and libraries.