Defend the Atlanta Forest Supply Drive!

Defend the Atlanta Forest Supply Drive!

July 24th, 2022

In partnership with Asheville for Justice, our co-op is hosting a supply drive for Defend the Atlanta Forest's upcoming week of action against Cop City. The drive will run through Monday, August 1st and items from the list below can be dropped off at Firestorm between 11am and 6pm.

Requested supplies include:

  • climbing equipment
  • tarps & ropes
  • 5-gallon buckets
  • durable storage containers
  • dry bags
  • battery-powered drills & screws
  • shovels
  • tents
  • sleeping pads
  • 40-60L backpacks
  • headlamps & AAA batteries
  • collapsible water reservoirs
  • non-perishable foods
  • 2-burner camp stoves
  • chef's knives & cutting boards
  • serving utensils
  • large stock pots & woks
  • solar chargers & power banks
  • tourniquets
  • nasal narcan
  • epipens
  • benadryl
  • topical antihistamines
  • technu
  • bug repellent
  • sun screen
  • instant cold packs
  • wet wipes
  • goldbond
  • blister bandages
  • moleskin
  • menstrual supplies
  • pamprin
  • ibuprofen
  • sam splints
  • ace bandages

Cop City is a proposed $90 million+ police training compound backed by the Atlanta Police Foundation and its corporate patrons like Cox, Delta, the Koch brothers, and Home Depot, to name just a few. At over 300 acres, Cop City will be the largest police training facility in the United States and is slated to include a mock city where police will train with firearms, tear gas, helicopters, and explosive devices to repress protest and mass unrest, much as they did during the 2020 George Floyd protests. Cop City will hyper-militarize law enforcement, equipping police with a site to train for the suppression of Atlanta's diverse Black and working-class communities.