SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection gave back to the Savannah community on Thursday by donating over $175,000 worth of unclaimed clothing and merchandise to the area Salvation Army.
Customs has tried to reconnect these abandoned goods to the owners at the ports, and they've also passed through auction. The area port director says the entire organization takes pride in being able to help out communities like ours.
"We like to help out however we can, and we like to use these opportunities as they come up to make sure goods like these jackets and shirts can get to people in need. They're a valuable resource," said Lisa Beth Brown, U.S. Customs & Border Protection.
Many of the goods will go to area Salvation Army stores, where a majority of the proceeds go to fund programs to help people with alcohol and drug addictions.