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Helping South Georgia Storm Victims! Read the story for full details on how you can help right here in Cats Country!


(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is putting together a multi-campus effort and joining other colleges in the Technical College of Georgia (TCSG) system to provide aid to residents of the South Georgia region that were affected by the recent storm and flooding damage.


Albany Technical College, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, and Southern Regional Technical College will pick up donations from six other colleges in the TCSG system that are spread throughout the state. All other schools in the TCSG system will be able to coordinate their donation efforts with one of the six designated colleges that is closest to their location. GNTC’s Floyd County Campus in Rome is one of the six designated pickup locations.


Georgia Northwestern’s Floyd County Campus will accept donations until Thursday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. All other GNTC campuses will need donations by Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the main lobby of any of the six campuses of Georgia Northwestern.


Items that are being requested from the GNTC region are:


  • Snack items (packaged small or individually is preferred)
  • Gatorade
  • Juices
  • Sodas
  • Work gloves
  • Blankets and other bedding items
  • Towels
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Cleaning supplies, such as bleach
  • Non-perishable food items (#10 cans – dried beans, rice, pasta, etc.)
  • Toys (small for all ages)


Bottled water and personal hygiene items are not being accepted at this time.


The address for the six campuses of GNTC that are accepting donations are:


  • Catoosa County Campus

6450 Alabama Highway

Ringgold, Georgia 30736


  • Floyd County Campus

One Maurice Culberson Drive

Rome, Georgia 30161


  • Gordon County Campus

1151 Hwy. 53 Spur

Calhoun, Georgia 30701


  • Polk County Campus

466 Brock Road

Rockmart, Georgia 30153


  • Walker County Campus

265 Bicentennial Trail

Rock Spring, Georgia 30739


  • Whitfield Murray Campus

2310 Maddox Chapel Road

Dalton, GA  30721


Georgia Northwestern Technical College provides quality workforce education to the citizens of Northwest Georgia. Students have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, diploma, or a certificate in business, health, industrial, or public service career paths. This past year, 13,734 people benefited from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs. With an annual credit enrollment of 7,876 students, GNTC is the largest college in Northwest Georgia. GNTC has an additional enrollment of 5,858 people through adult education, continuing education, business and industry training, and Georgia Quick Start.