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Emergency Aid Provided by GNTC and TCSG for Residents of the South Georgia Region

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Tim Willis, GNTC maintenance, operates the forklift to load donated items on to the semi-trailer truck provided by Albany Technical College.

 

 

(Northwest Georgia) – A multi-campus endeavor by Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and other colleges in the Technical College of Georgia (TCSG) system was undertaken this week to provide aid for residents of the south Georgia region.

 

The donations were part of a larger effort by the TCSG for people that were affected by the extensive storm and flooding damage that occurred in January.

 

Albany Technical College, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, and Southern Regional Technical College sent semi-trailer trucks to six designated TCSG colleges spread throughout the state. Other schools in the TCSG system were able to coordinate their donations with one of the six designated colleges that was closest to their location.

 

GNTC’s Floyd County Campus was one of the six designated pick up locations. Albany Technical College (ATC) sent two semi-trailer trucks that were part of their Commercial Truck Driving program, to the Rome campus.

 

The GNTC campuses in Catoosa, Gordon, Polk, Walker and Whitfield counties sent items to the Floyd County Campus throughout the week to be consolidated for the ATC pickup on Friday.

 

West Georgia Technical College sent a bus load of items to the Rome campus. A significant donation was also provided by Big Time Products, Calhoun City Schools, Hillshire Farms, and Kellogg’s.

 

“We would like to thank everyone for all the very generous donations,” said Pete McDonald, president of GNTC.

 

Items that were collected included food, blankets, towels, clothing, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food items, sodas, juices, and cash donations.

 

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.

 

 

 

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GNTC staff work with West Georgia Technical College staff to unload the bus of supplies sent by WGTC to re-load on to the semi-trailer trucks sent by Albany Technical College.

GNTC and TCSG Partners Pull Together to Provide Aid for Residents of South Georgia That Were Affected by Storms

 

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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.

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