Members of the NAACP, Georgia State Conference of Branches and representatives of the American Red Cross put together more than 600 emergency response kits in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
Graylan Quarterman, NAACP first district coordinator and president of the Liberty Branch, said the civil rights organization has a longstanding relationship with the emergency response group to help individuals and families who have been hit by a disaster.
The kits were to be given out to households recovering from the Sept. 11 storm in Liberty, Bryan, Chatham and Glynn counties.
Local NAACP members Quarterman, Vicky Haynes and Anwaar Hines joined Red Cross representatives Jonathan Glenn, Gary Chen and Debbie Lutskas to organize the effort, which was at Compassion Christian Church in Savannah over the past two weekends.
“While there is still much to be done in the aftermath of this storm, it is this partnership with Red Cross that NAACP welcomes and is eager to provide continued support,” Quarterman said.