Walker County Holds Disinfecting Wipe Donation Drive

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The call has gone out for the Walker County community to help health care workers obtain some needed supplies to combat COVID-19. Right now, they need disinfecting wipes to quickly clean surfaces so they can continue to work and limit their potential exposure.

A drop off point will be set up from noon until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, at the front of the Walker County Civic Center, 10052 Highway 27 in Rock Spring, Ga. All wipes collected will be going to local health care facilities.

  

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