The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church has given Walker County a $10,000 grant for disaster relief, according to a news release.
The money will pay for a blower at a community burn pit where debris from the April 2011 tornadoes and later storms can be hauled and disposed of, the release stated.
The burn pit for Walker County is required under new guidelines from Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division, the release states. The blower will dissipate the smoke from the burning debris.
“I want to thank the Methodist Church for providing us this new piece of equipment that will help restore order to the lives of those who potentially could be impacted by future storm damage,” Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell said in the release.