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Southwire’s Project GIFT Hosts Disaster Relief Collection for Victims of Recent Tornadoes in Kentucky

Over the weekend, deadly tornadoes and severe storms ravaged and destroyed communities in six states across the nation. At least 50 tornadoes were reported during this time, and more than 80 people are feared dead following the storms. In response, Southwire’s Project GIFT will be hosting a disaster relief drive to collect much-needed supplies and holiday gifts for those impacted by these devastating storms in the state of Kentucky.

Project GIFT volunteers will collect supplies from noon on Wednesday, December 15 through 7 PM on Friday, December 17 in the Walmart Supercenter parking lot located on 1735 South Highway 27 in Carrollton, Ga. 

“This is what Project GIFT is all about – providing inspiration in times where it seems hard to find hope and giving back when we see a need,” said Blair Watkins, Project GIFT coordinator. “We encourage each member of the community to consider making a donation to support the families whose lives have been upended by these horrible storms.”

Items to be collected include non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, items for pets and more. New cold weather gear, including hats, gloves, scarves, socks and blankets are also much needed. Volunteers will also accept holiday gifts for children and families impacted by the storms. Clothing or used items will not be accepted.

Monetary donations, cash or check, will be accepted at the collection site. An online portal for credit card donations is also available through the Community Foundation of West Georgia by visiting their website, clicking donate and selecting Southwire’s Project GIFT or directly at https://cfwg.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?funit_id=1396. If donating through this site, please indicate that the donation is for Kentucky Disaster Relief in the notes section.

“Southwire has had a strong presence and legacy in the state of Kentucky for more than fifty years, and one of our largest manufacturing facilities is located within an hour of some of the hardest hit areas,” said Jason Pollard, vice president of Communications and Giving Back. “The moment we learned about the impact from these storms, our volunteers and community partners were already reaching out asking how to help. The spirit of Project GIFT is incredibly special, and it is during difficult times like these where we really see the heart of our community shine.”

For more information, including a more detailed list of needed items, visit Southwire’s Facebook page and other company communication channels or reach out to the Project GIFT hotline at (770) 832-4729.


A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, utility cable products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. For more on Southwire’s products, its community involvement and its vision of sustainability, visit www.southwiresustainability.com.