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Exchange Club of Albany Opens Fairgrounds For Hurricane Evacutees

Weary travelers are welcomed by the club members in their Exchange “Orange”

People in RVs and campers seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma found open arms welcoming them courtesy of the Exchange Club of Albany.  In coordination with the Exchange Club Fair of SW Georgia the club set up the RV park on the Fair Grounds to accommodate evacuees from Florida and Georgia. In addition to the 110 full RV hook ups, they are prepared to used additional resources on the Fair Grounds for up to an additional 50 to 60 hook ups and have the room for up to 200 self-contained RVs. The first evacuees came in Thursday afternoon and continued to increase on Friday. Calls continue to come and they anticipate the number of evacuees with continue to increase. Many of the evacuees had planned to head home Monday but may remain at the RV park for a number of days depending on the extent damage reported at their homes and the surrounding conditions. The Exchange Club will provide the services as long as needed.

The decision to provide this service to the evacuees came together Wednesday and with a lot of work by Exchangites the grounds were made ready, all systems checked and they were set up to go. They shared this with local authorities in Albany, Dougherty County and surrounding communities and place information on Facebook and other social media outlets.

This is what Exchange is all about, “Unity for Service” to others.

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