Project HeartBeat & Covid-19
The Raise Me Up Foundation recognized that from time to time, events like natural disasters, such as fires, floods or tornadoes call for the local community to be able to respond efficiently and deliberately “in a heartbeat.” Therefore, the foundation created “Project HeartBeat: Responding to the Immediate Needs of Our Youth” as a plan of action to provide temporary, but immediate help to the affected youth in our community. Through this project, needed supplies and funding could be provided rapidly to those youth directly affected by a catastrophic event.
Based upon the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Project HeartBeat has been activated. After consulting with the local community and school authorities, the Raise Me Up Foundation has identified an immediate need for our foster care children and the McKinney Vento (homeless) youth.
To meet this crisis head-on, the Raise Me Up Foundation has coordinated “drop-off” sites to collect goods and items in need starting Saturday, March 21, 2020. Please click the names of the following sites below. You will be directed to their website for their business hours:
- Shane’s Rib Shack, The Original– 2136 Highway 155 North, McDonough, GA
- Shane’s Rib Shack, Locust Grove– 4980 Bill Gardner Parkway, Locust Grove, GA
- Shane’s Rib Shack, Highway 81 Shack– 2788 Highway 81 East, McDonough, GA
- Shane’s Rib Shack, Highway 20 West– 2148 Hwy 20 West, McDonough, GA
Needed toiletries and conveniences include:
- Laundry Baskets
- Laundry Detergent
- Towels and Washcloths
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Body Soap
- Toothpaste and Tooth Brush
- Sanitary Products
- Disinfecting Wipes
- Hand Sanitizer
- First Aid Kits including Band-aids
Help offset financial burdens created by the pandemic and donate:
- Gas and grocery gift cards
In addition, monetary donations can also be made using the methods listed above (PayPal, Venmo, Facebook and Company Match).
Please help us by joining our Project HeartBeat team and providing the support, care, and love for these affected youth of Henry County.