Sweetwater Mission Executive Director Brian Hamilton places pre-bagged groceries inside a patron’s vehicle during food distribution “drive-thru” at Sweetwater Mission in Austell. There is a new website to direct aid in Gwinnett County. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM) AJC FILE PHOTO
Photo: Alyssa Pointer
Photo: Alyssa Pointer

Website launches for Gwinnett help in coronavirus outbreak

Need help figuring out where to find food during the COVID-19 outbreak or want to know where you can donate to make a difference in Gwinnett County? A new website has launched to connect people to help and volunteers to places they can help.

The website, gwinnettcares.org, is run by the Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia. It includes food donation wish lists and drop-off locations as well as information for donating money that will go specifically for coronavirus help. Organizations are also looking for people willing to volunteer for medical and other needs, and there are sign-ups on the site.

The site also has a number to call for people who need help, as well as locations where residents can get food.

In a statement, the Community Foundation said the site will offer real-time information and will be updated frequently.

“Gwinnett is uniquely positioned in that it already has a framework in place to help with something of this magnitude,” the statement said. “Gwinnett stands strong and ready to take care of our own.”

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