GFTW to Collect Supplies and Donations This Week for Hurricane Ida Relief

Hurricane Ida hit the Gulf Coast on Sunday, leaving widespread wind and flood damage. Millions are without power.

This week, from Tuesday, August 31 through Thursday, September 2, Gleaning For The World will be collecting disaster relief supplies in front of Sam’s Club on Wards Road in Lynchburg from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm each day.

Supplies needed include:

  • nonperishable foods
  • sports drinks
  • cases of bottled water
  • hygiene items
  • pet foods and supplies
  • paper products
  • cleaning supplies
  • contractor trash bags
  • brooms

“This is the third natural disaster we’ve responded to in three weeks: the earthquake in Haiti, torrential flooding in Tennessee, and now, Hurricane Ida,” Jeane Smile-Mason, Gleaning’s president said.

Financial donations by card or e-check for Hurricane Ida Relief can be made online at

Checks can be mailed to GFTW, PO Box 645, Concord, VA 24538 with “Ida Relief” in the subject line to ensure your donation is used for Hurricane Ida Relief.

Amazon shoppers can also visit Gleaning’s Amazon Wish List where disaster relief supplies can be purchased and shipped directly to the organization’s warehouse.

"We are so thankful for our supporters who are helping us give support and care to those in need during these difficult times of crisis,” Smile-Mason said.

For more information, please visit the Gleaning For The World website.

And be sure to follow the GFTW Facebook page.

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