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Where to donate for Bryan County tornado victims
Bryan County Family Connection

Donations for the victims of Tuesday's tornado in the Pembroke/Ellabell area can be directed to Bryan County Family Connection at 40 South Industrial Boulevard, Pembroke. There is a list of needs on their Facebook page

They have a list of basic needs including toiletries, underwear, socks, diapers, tarps, and other basic needs. 

Monetary donations can also be made to Bryan County Family Connections and Ellabell United Methodist Church at 3279 GA-204, Ellabell.

 Volunteers are encouraged to meet at Lanier Primary to receive assignment. Contact Firefighter Calvin Hitchcock.

 A State of Emergency remains in effect for damaged areas of north Bryan County. There has been significant damage to the Park Place and Homestead Drive neighborhoods, Hendrix Park, Black Creek Golf Club, and the areas of Pembroke including the County complex.  Avoid these areas as you go about your day. At this point, a curfew will again be in effect for the impacted areas.

 Bryan County is in the process of surveying the damage. If your home is damaged in the impacted area, please send a photo with the address to the Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services Facebook or to This will help the County speed the survey to identify damage and get residents back to their properties sooner.

 There are downed power lines in the path of the storm. Do not touch downed power lines and report them to the power companies. Further updates will be released as they become available.

 If you need non-emergency help or to request a welfare check, please call 912 858- INFO. Please be patient as this event is still ongoing.

United Way of the Coastal Empire has established the Bryan County Disaster Response Fund in response to the devastating tornado event in Bryan County on April 5, 2022.

The Bryan County Disaster Response Fund will provide critical emergency support to impacted Bryan County residents in need of temporary shelter, food and gas cards, replacement of clothing, medicine and more.

“Our role at United Way of the Coastal Empire is to mobilize the community to support the immediate needs of survivors and the long-term needs of the area as determined by our emergency services partners. So, even as our region faces the threat of storms again today, we are asking everyone to join us by giving to help those impacted,” said United Way of the Coastal Empire President and CEO Brynn Grant. Donations can be made by texting “HelpToday” to 40403 or by visiting the United Way of the Coastal Empire website at uwce. org. Bryan County residents impacted by the tornado should call 211 for assistance.

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