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Montgomery Clean City Commission, Gilmore Services, AARP Alabama, MAX Credit Union and City Councilmen Richard Bollinger and Arch Lee will be offering a free on-site Document Destruction Food Drive, Friday, October 26th from 7 am until NOON..
To help fight back against identity theft, the public is encouraged to bring up to three (3) bags or boxes of old personal information to a mobile shredding truck located in the North Parking Lot of Garrett Coliseum,1555 Federal Drive 36107.
Intended for private, residential shredding, no advance document sorting is necessary. Gilmore Services (www.gilmoreservices.com) guarantees that all confidential records are disposed of properly. All shredded paper will be recycled. The event is free and open to the public. However, you are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items to benefit the Montgomery Area Food Bank. For more information call MCCC at (334) 625-2175.
MAFB Provides Disaster Relief Support
Document Destruction Food Drive
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (October 12, 2018) -- Disaster Relief is an important, yet sometimes overlooked, aspect of Montgomery Area Food Bank’s (MAFB) mission…until there’s a need. Hurricane Michael, which devastated Mexico Beach, Fla. October 10, was the strongest tropical cyclone on record to ever hit the Florida Panhandle.
“As a member food bank of Feeding America® we have a responsibility to have a Disaster Relief Plan in place to provide support when called upon,” said Richard A. Deem, MAFB’s Chief
Video footage from a drone flown days after Michael came ashore, revealed some of the worst damage in Mexico Beach, where the hurricane crashed ashore as a Category 4 monster with 155 mph (250 kph) winds and a storm surge of 9 feet.
“We also responded to deliver relief after Hurricane Katrina,” said Laura Simmons, South Alabama Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation’s Director, while MAFB staff loaded her horse trailer with 1,600 pounds of pre-packaged lunches, before she headed to Mexico Beach. “We noticed that there were supplies coming in, but not necessarily for the first responders.
Executive Officer. “We were actually about
to send a pair of our drivers to North Carolina to support the ongoing efforts there (a result of Hurricane Florence, which hit the Carolinas September 13, delivering more than 35 inches of rain, but we’re holding fast, and keeping resources available to respond to the Florida Panhandle as needed.”
“So, this time we contacted the Montgomery Area Food Bank and it is so awesome to be provided the assistance to give to hungry people in need. Plus, we’ll be stopping by Farmer’s Feed next to pick up dog food and cat food.”
While MAFB readily provided assistance as part of its Disaster Relief Plan, it does so in much the same manner as it operates throughout the year. “This is what we do,” said Deem. “We feed our neighbors in need by supporting partner agencies, which have gone through our process of ensuring they possess basic things like insurance and a signed and up-to-date agency vetting.
“In this particular case, these folks had already secured FEMA certification, so they’ll be able to get through to where they’re need most,” added Deem. “This is a part of a coordinated effort. We never send agencies into an area where they may be more of a liability than an asset. Sometimes, there’s a waiting period to allow officials to establish command centers and safe passage.”