MACON, Ga. -- Bibb County leaders along with a team of volunteers helped unpacked a large donation of water at the Brookdale Resource Center on Tuesday.
District 9 Commissioner Al Tillman said he took a tour to find out what the center needed the most -- and he learned it was water.
"They didn't want to just be giving folks coke and unhealthy juice, so we decided to come up with a challenge," said Tillman. "I issued a challenge, got with Mayor Pro Tem Seth Clark because we're in District 5, and the community has just answered the call."
The commissioner said the teamwork he saw on Tuesday even reminded him of how the community came together during the flood of 1994.
"This is a beautiful thing here, these folks here are so deserving," said Commissioner Tillman. "These are just things that we have to do as a community to get involved."
Tillman explained that for every water donation that Macon-Bibb Coroner Leon Jones, Cherokee Brick and Tile, and others gave to the center, Tillman, Mayor Lester Miller, and Mayor Pro Tem Clark matched them.
"Guess what? Our friends over at Cherokee Brick and Tile brought in a truckload and just blessed us so tremendously," Tillman said.
He said that many organizations, groups, and individuals throughout the community donated.
"So many great folks that just stepped up to the challenge," said Tillman. "We couldn't ask for anything more."
The center is going to end the day with some live entertainment for residents at Glorious Hope Baptist Church across the street this evening.
You can still donate water or other needed items like toiletries at any time.
The Brookdale Resource Center is located at 3600 Brookdale Avenue in Macon. Check United Way's website to learn about volunteering there.