Premier Foundation Partners With Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events and Local Organizations To Collect And Transport Supplies For Hurricane Dorian Survivors

Remants of a home damaged by the hurricane (Photo Provided by Premier)

Remants of a home damaged by the hurricane (Photo Provided by Premier)

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Dick Brooks Honda, 13 Stripes Brewery and Jackson to serve as collection centers

GREENVILLE, SC (October 21, 2019) – The Premier Foundation is launching a donation drive throughout the Upstate to provide critical assistance to those left homeless by Hurricane Dorian. The drive, which runs from Saturday, October 19, through Wednesday, October 30, will culminate with supplies being loaded and transported by Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events to Opa-locka, Florida, where they will be flown by D&S Aviation to evacuation centers and mission programs in Nassau, Bahamas.

This is the first supply shipment organized by the Premier Foundation that is supported by local businesses and the second shipment since the storm. Dick Brooks Honda in Greer, 13 Stripes Brewery in Taylors, Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville and Jackson in Simpsonville will serve as collection centers. The shipment will provide crucial supplies for displaced residents of Abaco and Grand Bahama Island who suffered devastating losses and who continue to be homeless nearly two months after the catastrophic storm.

“The Premier Foundation has been working in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas with children's homes, elder care organizations, homeless ministries and many others for nearly a decade, and we felt it was imperative that we become a ‘boots-on-the-ground’ example for relief and recovery,” said Gene Krcelic, Premier Foundation president. “The road to recovery will take years, and it is vital we continue to walk beside our brothers and sisters in their time of distress," he added.

“As a result of our extensive events and motorsports work, we have a strong warehousing, transportation and logistics infrastructure in place,” said Jackson president and CEO, Darrell Jackson. “We are honored to have the opportunity to use our skill sets to help those who are in such desperate need,” he continued. Supplies will be packed and loaded for transportation at Jackson on Thursday, October 31. A Jackson tractor-trailer truck will then transport the items to Florida on Friday, November 1.

The full list of donation locations and hours, as well as needed relief items, can be found below. Financial contributions can be made by visiting https://www.premierfoundation.com/make-an-impact/.

Greenville Area Collection Sites and Donation Hours:
Fourth Presbyterian Church, 703 E. Washington St., Greenville, SC 29601
Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.; Sunday 8:00 a.m.–Noon
http://fourthpres.com/

Dick Brooks Honda, 14100 E. Wade Hampton Blvd., Greer, SC 29651
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
https://www.dickbrookshonda.com

Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events, 1068 Holland Rd., Simpsonville, SC 29681
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
http://www.jacksonmg.com/

13 Stripes Brewery, 250 Mill St., Taylors, SC 29687
Monday–Friday 2:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.; Sunday Noon–8:00 p.m.
http://www.13stripesbrewery.com

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About Premier Foundation:
The Premier Foundation is the charitable arm of Premier Productions, Premier Festivals and Premier Vacations and Events and a Registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. The foundation is committed to being a voice for the disadvantaged and exists to love and serve the impoverished by meeting their physical, spiritual, educational, social, and emotional needs, thereby empowering them to be agents of change in their communities. Premier has raised millions of dollars for partner projects and nonprofit organizations worldwide. Premier was honored earlier this year as an organization impacting culture at the 6th Annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Ceremony in Nashville. Other Foundation projects include: Fellow Countrymen in Greenville, SC; Agape International Missions in Cambodia; Ciudad de Angeles in Mexico; K-LOVE Hope Center in Detroit, and Mount Nebo Church and Community Center in New Orleans. Learn more at https://www.premierfoundation.com/.

About Premier Productions:
Premier Productions is the largest producer of live Christian events both nationally and internationally, producing more than 600 events this year. Premier promotes Tours for Hillsong UNITED, Hillsong Worship, Young & Free, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, Lauren Daigle, Gaither Homecoming, Sadie Robertson, Newsboys, comedian John Crist, Rend Collective, as well as their annual Winter Jam Tour Spectacular and OUTCRY Tours. Premier Festivals promote 10 of the largest Christian festivals in the U.S., and more than 80,000 guests have sailed on cruises and gone on excursions through their vacation experience company, Premier Vacations and Events. For more information about Premier Productions, visit https://www.premierproductions.com/.

About Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events:
Jackson Marketing, Motorsports & Events is a fully integrated marketing communication and events agency offering marketing consulting and strategy, branding, digital marketing, content and public relations, events and tours, and dealer marketing. Awarded “Agency of the Year” by BMA Carolinas and named a “B2B Top Shop” by Chief Marketer magazine, Jackson partners with a host of blue-chip brands including Michelin, BFGoodrich Tires, BNSF Railway, Sage Automotive Interiors, Trijicon Aiming Solutions, Find Great People, Bob Jones University and Habitat for Humanity. For more information about the company or its locations in Greenville, SC, and San Diego, CA, visit www.jacksonmg.com.

HURRICANE DORIAN SUPPLY DRIVE NEEDS
Food (bulk and individual)

Rice, Dry Peas, Dry Beans, Grits, Sugar, Flour, Spaghetti Noodles, Noodles, Ramen, Canned Soup, Canned Spaghetti, Canned Meat, Corned Beef Hash, Vienna Sausage, Tuna, Sardines, Mackerel, Cooking Oil, Kraft Dinners, Macaroni & Cheese, Tea Bags, Individual Coffee Packs, Breakfast Cereal, Quaker Oats, Cream of Wheat, Salt & Black Pepper, Complete Seasoning, Lemon Juice, Garlic Powder, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Tomato Paste, Snack Bars, Chips, Cookies, Capri Sun, Juice, Evaporated Milk, Peanut Butter, Jam, Salad Dressing.

Baby items:
Baby Food, Baby Formula, Story Books, Diapers and Pull Ups, Baby Clothes.

Household items:
Flat Disposable Plates, Disposable Spoons and Forks, Disposable Bowls, Hot and Cold Cups, Garbage Bags, Napkins, Blankets, Towels (face, hand, bath), Assorted Size Towels, Assorted Size Sheet Sets, Inflatable Beds, Cots, Pillows, Ironing Boards, Clothes Iron, Spray Starch, Small Appliances (microwave, coffeepot, etc.).

School supplies:
Back Packs, Exercise Books, Sharpeners, Erasers, Pencils and Pens, Rulers, Folders/Folder Sheets, Toys.

Clothing:
Underwear (men’s, women’s, boy’s, girl’s), Bras (girl’s, women’s up to 42D), Shirts, Pants, Shoes (black school shoes).

Health & cosmetics:
Toilet Paper, Bath Soap, Toothpaste, Female Sanitary Pads, Tampons, Panty Liners, Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion, Razors (men’s, women’s), Shaving Cream, Deodorant.

Cleaning supplies:
Powder Laundry Detergent, Liquid Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Liquid, Lysol Spray, Pine Sol, Brooms (indoors), Dust Pans, 5-Gallon Buckets, Hand Sanitizer, Bleach, Disinfectant Wipes, Microfiber Dry Mop, Mop Bucket with Wringer, Spray Bottles.

Tools:
• DeWalt or similar – Corded: Orbital Sander (120V, 3A), Hammer Drill (½"), Angle Grinder (4½",7A), Reciprocating Saw (13A, keyless, variable speed), Circular Saw (7¼", 15A), Variable Sped Jigsaw (5.5 A, U Shank), Variable Speed Router (1.25 HP), Compound Miter Saw (12", 15A, dual bevel, sliding).
• Bosch or similar – Corded: Table Saw (10", 15A).
• Bostitch or similar: Framing Nail Gun (3.5", 28 degree), Narrow Crown Finish Pneumatic Stapler (18 gauge, 7/32"), Finish Nailer (2.5", 15 gauge), Portable Electric Pancake Air Compressor (6-gallon).
• Craftsman: Portable Electric Pancake Ai Compressor (6-gallon with 3 tools).
• Porter Cable or similar – Cordless: 8-Tool Combo Kit (20V); 4-Tool Combo Kit (20V), Random Orbital Sander (120V, 4.5A, corded).
• Other: Portable Generator (3800W, gasoline), Air Hose (¼" kink free, 100', hybrid polymer Flexzilla), Extension Cord (100', 14AWG/3, 13A Utilitech Pro), Extension Cord (100', 10AWG/3, 15A Voltec).


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