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Atlanta organization offers relief to tornado victims

Atlanta organization offers relief to tornado victims

ATLANTA --  Caring for Others has decided to allow its annual Community Day celebration on Saturday, May 21 to serve a dual purpose.

The homelessness prevention organization will welcome families struck by the recent tornadoes to the event.

With 23 pallets of brand new clothing and home goods to join the 10,000 books that had already been slated for distribution during Community Day, Caring for Others wants tornado victims to know they have somewhere to turn.

RELATED: How you can help Georgia storm victims

Last week, Caring for Others volunteers took a truckload of relief items to Spalding County.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Come out to the Aberdeen Village Center on Saturday, May 7, for Opening Day of the Peachtree City Farmers Market. The market which was formally known as, Fresh South Market will open at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 2:00 p.m. Aberdeen Village is located at 202 Northlake Drive in Peachtree City.

The city of Peachtree City will host their Annual PTC Spring Cleanup at the Peachtree City Recycling Center. According to the Peachtree City Updates newsletter, “PTC residents can drop off unwanted appliances (Freon removed), furniture, and other junk at the Recycling Center on Rockaway Road. The Recycling Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

LOCAL PROFILE: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

LOCAL PROFILE: Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site

WARM SPRINGS, Ga. – In other interesting news, the Former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has a home in Georgia and its still standing. Now, Roosevelt’s Little White House is a historic site and it attracts visitors from all over the United States.

Roosevelt built the house while he was governor of New York, as a getaway of sorts. He first came to Warm Springs ten years previously looking for a cure for polio and found relief in the 88-degree spring waters of Warm Springs. Some say, the New Deal was developed based on his experiences in the town.

According to Georgia State Parks, “Visitors can tour FDR’s home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs.”

The site is open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

BEST SPOTS: Neighborhood Thrift Stores

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of Neighborhood Thrift Stores for you to purchase some eccentric and timeless pieces.

In today’s economy, it’s important for shoppers to get the most bang for their buck and the thrift store is where you can do that. Open your mind fashionistas and fashionmistas, the thrift store isn’t only for those in need.

Favorite thrift store in Peachtree City, Clothes Less Traveled Thrift Shop, is a non-profit thrift store that serves the people of the south Atlanta. The store has been open for more than ten years and in addition to selling affordable fashion clothes to the community, has given the community a place to volunteer and perform community service. The store is located at 459 Highway 74 in Peachtree City.

Earth’s Mama Thrift Store is has been open for three years and they sell “recycled” clothes and even some new.

Visit the "Taste of East Point" this weekend

Visit the "Taste of East Point" this weekend

East Point --  JOIN US IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN EAST POINT for the annual, “Taste of East Point. . .and the Tri-Cities Area”!

This event is always on the first Saturday of May. It is held across from the East Point MARTA station & East Point City Hall. This event is all about showcasing the wonderful FOOD, ART and MUSIC in the Tri-Cities Area (East Point, Hapeville and College Park). Attendees purchase tickets they exchange for “tastes” of a wide variety of local restaurant’s cuisine.

Stroll by various local artist’s displays while enjoying a glass of wine and food selections or have a beer with friends by the stage and listen to some of the very talented local musical artists, including groups that have toured with International acts!

Enjoy all of this while you are surrounded by the quaint, small town atmosphere East Point is known for . . .

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

SOUTH METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Riverdale Town Centre from 5:00 to 9:00p p.m. on Friday, April 22. The event will showcase different local vendors and actives that will enhance the environment.

Join the Peactreee City Community for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Everyone will be admitted for free, to this event. Fire trucks will be on display and children will be able to partake in games, face painting and jumping in the moonwalk. Festivities began at 9:00 a.m.

The Main Street Academy in College Park will host their Spring Festival on Saturday, also. This outdoor festival includes karaoke, moonwalks, carnival games, food, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets to this event costs $10 and every ticket includes unlimited play.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport takes part in Earth Day

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport takes part in Earth Day

Atlanta Airport --  “The City of Atlanta and the Airport are committed to environmental responsibility, and it is our policy to minimize the environmental effects associated with operating the world’s busiest airport,” Aviation General Manager Louis Miller said.