Actor, producer, businessman, retired professional wrestler, and former professional football player Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently donated 5,000 bottles of Voss Water to The Salvation Army of Georgia Emergency Disaster Services for those impacted by recent tornados in Georgia.
In a statement about his donation, Mr. Johnson said, “To everyone working with The State of Georgia Salvation Army and helping those in need right now, thank you. During these uncertain times, there is already so much need and now hundreds of families are displaced due to recent tornadoes. As a Georgia resident myself, it’s an honor to be able to support the work you’re doing to help the many people affected by the devastation in our area. We hope this Voss Water donation provides some sense of relief as you and so many others work to rebuild and get these families back into their homes. I’m proud to be part of this community and send you my deepest thanks for taking care of those among us who need it most now.”
The Voss Water donation from Mr. Johnson was received at The Salvation Army of Georgia’s Emergency Disaster Services warehouse in McDonough, Georgia. “We will reach out to the locations that were recently affected by the tornadoes and deliver any water that is still needed,” says Lanita Lloyd, Director of The Salvation Army of Georgia Emergency Disaster Services. “Otherwise, the water will remain at our warehouse to be utilized for those affected by or responding to future disasters.”
“We are very grateful to Mr. Johnson for partnering with The Salvation Army of Georgia in Doing the Most Good,” said Lt. Colonel William Mockabee, Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army of Georgia. “His kindness will go a long way to provide help and hope for people in their time of need.”
Mr. Johnson’s Voss Water donation comes at a perfect time – in response to recent spring tornados in Georgia and as preparations are being made for the 2020 Georgia Hurricane Season – which began on June 1.
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