The volunteers from 12 stores and the corporate office gathered in the parking lot at the Griffin store at about 7:15 a.m. to sign in and load up, before heading out to help.
“We’re working with the county,” said Al Sills, Griffin store manager, “to clean up and help where we can.”
Teams of volunteers and trucks of supplies headed up to the Ponderosa trailer park and down to Barnesville to work alongside local officials, clean up and hand out gift cards.
Spalding County Board of Commissioners Chairman Eddie Freeman welcomed the help and told Sills, “Anything the county can do, give me a call.”
Ty Hodge from Home Depot community affairs, said the corporate office has supported the efforts on the local level and Home Depot has donated products to assist the local effort.
“We are happy we could be here to help,” Hodge said.
He noted that Thomaston store manager Joanne Davis has been providing relief since the first day.