2018-11-07 / Community

Greenboro Residents Bring Donated Goods to Colquitt

More good donated by the Mayo’s. More good donated by the Mayo’s. Brandi Mayo and her husband, David, of Greensboro, GA, were looking at photos of all the south Georgia towns that were hit hard by Hurricane Michael.

David and Brandi believe it is important to teach their children to give to others in times of need. They knew they would be making a trip down to Panama City Beach soon (where Brandi’s mother lives), and it seemed like the perfect opportunity for their kids to participate in giving. They decided to collect supplies and donate them to a small town in south Georgia. The Mayo’s had made many trips from Greensboro through Colquitt on the way to PCB and always enjoyed seeing the big painted silo and stopping at the Hardee’s. They contacted Cory Thomas for ideas on how to help. Then Brandi approached her employer, Bruce Morris, who is a State Farm Agent. He was able to reach a multitude of people through his social media presence and shared the information all over Greensboro, Madison, Milledgeville and Eatonton, GA, including the Jr. Beta Club director at Putnam County Middle School, who had already started collecting donations.

The Mayo’s 6-year-old son, Levi, went to their State Farm office everyday to excitedly count and sort each donated item. He couldn’t wait to get into the car from school each day and ask if there were more donations.

Finally last Thursday, Brandi contacted Debbie Henry, Miller County EMA director, to coordinate meeting late into the night in Colquitt to unlock the “Red Barn” for the delivery, in spite of the rain and horrible weather.

So the Mayo family rented a U-haul trailer to deliver a load of lovely plastic totes with supplies sorted and labelled to the small town that held so much charm for them. Unfortunately, due to the late arrival in Colquitt, 3-yearold Lucy was asleep, but son Levi was proud to carry each and every box he possibly could. As Brandi said, “It was one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives and for that, we are most thankful.”

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