Miracle Kia/Miracle Toyota of Albany Donates to AMA Storm Relief Campaign

Miracle Kia and Miracle Toyota of Albany will donate $5,000 to Albany Museum of Art in an effort to assist them with the damage generated by an unexpected storm that hit the city January 3rd. This weather phenomenon, left thousands without power and many families looking for shelter due to property damage. Miracle Kia and Miracle Toyota are committed to the community of Albany and will continue to assist one project at a time.

Miracle Kia and Miracle Toyota want to invite business owners in the area with the ability to help, to please follow their lead and bring some relief to local brothers and sisters in need.

As for the Albany Museum of Art, the majority of the roof of the building is completely gone, the employees and demolition crew are working around the clock to preserve the art work and clean whatever debris they can. They do not have power or heat and have to rely on hanging flashlights to see what they are doing, there is water and debris everywhere upstairs. As of now, they have lost 3 gallery rooms and their entire upstairs office (including any and all supplies-desks chairs, computers, phones, filing cabinets, etc.) The biggest concern Paula Williams, Director of the Albany Museum of Art, has right now is her employees, she knows that there is no money to pay them after next week and they will all be without income. The insurance they have will not compensate Williams and her employees, and, according to Williams, will hardly put a dent in getting the building back to its prior condition. Williams and Yvonne Jones are also without power and heat in their own homes as a result of the storm.

In addition to the donation mentioned before, Miracle Kia and Miracle Toyota of Albany will make a donation per car sold during the month of January. Williams is extremely excited, she said “It is truly overwhelming to see Miracle, The Albany Herald and the local Fox News combine efforts to help us.”  Ken Boler, General Sales Manager with The Herald said “it is nice to see Miracle Kia and Miracle Toyota take the lead on this initiative. Hopefully other local businesses will follow their example to reconstruct such a special Albany treasure.”


Miracle Kia/Miracle Toyota of Albany: Car dealerships located on Ledo Rd. recently invested over 6 million dollars relocating and building brand new facilities really care about the community and their employees. Miracle loves Albany is not just this year’s charity initiative, but also our commitment to the city. Check out our Facebook pages and keep in touch with our updates.

Ambassador Personnel


Ambassador Personnel opened its Leesburg branch in 2012 as a result of a merger between the Sylvester and Americus branches. Ambassador Personnel offers staffing, temp, temp-to-hire and direct hires as well as human resource solutions, payroll services and safety consulting and training. The company  has more than 20 years of human resources and recruitment experience at the Leesburg branch and has a strong commitment to its clients, recruits and team. Ambassador Personnel has the ability to recruit staff members speaking English, Spanish and/or French. Ambassador has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 2012. “The networking opportunities truly enrich our ability to not only establish business relationships but maintain them. By meeting regularly, we are able to keep current on how our community is changing so that our business may better prepare for those changes

346 B Hwy 19 South
229.603.2127 | www.teamambassador.com
Contact: Debra Alfaro

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Storm Relief Update for Residents and Businesses – January 5, 2017

The City is continuing its efforts to provide relief and restore power after the widespread devastation.
Updates on those efforts are as follows:
  •  Power has been restored to approximately 1,500 homes as of yesterday.
  •  Linemen from the Jacksonville Electric Authority joined crews today.
  •  Six (6) additional crews have joined the 14 crews already working with debris clean up throughout the impacted areas.
  •  The City has partnered with the Red Cross and they are providing the following shelters.
o Albany Civic Center (100 W. Oglethorpe)
o Avalon United Methodist Church (3018 Gillionville)
  •  11 Good Samaritan shelters have also opened.
The Church at the Groves (25)
130 McIntosh Farms Rd., Leesburg
Contact: 229-439-7056
East Albany Church of God (75-100)
216 Pine Bluff Rd., Albany
Contact: 706-566-3450
Raleigh White/New Seasons (40-60)
2804 Philips Dr., Albany
Contact: 229-432-0222
(Partner Churches: FBC, Albany & FBC, Leesburg)
First Baptist Church of Albany (100-130)
145 Oakland Pkwy., Leesburg
Contact: 229-883-8000
Amazing Grace Baptist Church (150)
(Partner Churches: Forrester, Greenbriar & The Refuge)
2117 Ledo Rd., Albany
Contact: 229-886-4745
Byne Baptist Church (150)
2832 Ledo Rd., Albany
Contact: 229-436-5700
First Baptist Church of Leesburg (30-35)
(Partner Church: FUMC, Leesburg)
135 Main St., Leesburg
Contact: 229-759-6576
Sherwood Baptist Church (100)
2201 Whispering Pines Rd., Albany
Contact: 229-883-1910
Mt Zion Baptist Church (60)
1905 MLK Dr., Albany
Contact: 229-432-6837
Albany Family Worship Center
3024 Kensington Ct., Albany
Contact: Bobby Paul 434-0324
Albany Christian Church
1501 Whispering Pines Rd., Albany
Contact: 436-0416
Victory Tabernacle
32520 Sylvester Rd., Albany
Contact: 344-4630
Cutliff Grove Baptist Church
839 W. Broad Ave., Albany
Contact: 229-344-3199
Trumpet of God Ministries
600 Pine Ave., Albany
Contact: 229-395-6413
The City appreciates the community’s patience during this time. We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

Turner’s Fine Furniture


Turner’s Fine Furniture carries top quality, brand name furniture and mattresses along with a great selection of unique lamps, rugs and decorating accessories. Turner’s is a fourth generation, family-owned business focusing on exceptional customer service and offering the best quality furniture at the lowest possible price. Another unique feature of Turner’s is its staff of dedicated employees that form the bedrock for its growth and success. Turner’s Fine Furniture has been a member of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce since 1993. “Being a part of the Chamber is a great way to stay connected with the community, whether it be in person or online. We have enjoyed partnering with the Chamber on past Business After Hours events, and we are very appreciative of the Chamber’s efforts to share our Facebook posts. We are also thankful for all the Chamber does to help the community and local businesses.

1176 U.S. Hwy. 82 West
229.432.0766  | www.turnerfurniture.com
Contact: Austin Turner

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