Small town Hagan's big effort for flooding relief

Small town Hagan's big effort for flooding relief

HAGAN, GA (WTOC) - The devastation in South Carolina touched plenty of people in Georgia.

In Hagan, a small pile of relief supplies grows. They're working with the small town of Manning to see what they need.

"Bigger towns usually get all the help. There could be some smaller towns that have been forgotten about. So we wanted to find one of the small towns that needed help," said Chief Dale Kirkland, Hagan Police Department.

Claxton Fire Department and Job Training Unlimited have teamed before. Two years ago, they collected for tornado victims in Oklahoma. A decade ago, they adopted a small Mississippi town outside Biloxi to help after Hurricane Katrina.

"If something like this happened in Hagan, we would need as much help as we could get. So we, in turn, want to help somebody out," said Chief Kirkland.

Over the weekend, they all teamed with Dairy Queen to raise funds presented to the local American Red Cross to get assistance to South Carolina people in need.

You have until Wednesday afternoon to drop-off something at Hagan City Hall, Claxton Fire, or Job Training Unlimited. They hope to deliver to Manning maybe as early as Thursday.

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