Health System, Altamaha Tech Send Community Donations for Tornado Victims

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: June 24, 2011 – Members of the Golden Isles and Camden County communities recently came together to donate a large number of supplies that were sent to tornado victims in Alabama. Southeast Georgia Health System provided the drop-off point for the donations. Chad Robbins from Mountain 2 Sea Ministries, Health System team members Susan Bates, Allison Nermoe and Elaine Rankin, as well as Brunswick Campus Auxiliary volunteer Ertise Stevens, sorted and packed eight large pallets of items ranging from baby supplies, to bottled water donated by Friendly Express and a pallet of Brawny paper towels donated by GP Cellulose. Because of the overwhelming response to the Health System’s appeal for donations, an 18-wheeler was needed to transport the items. Lorette Hoover, president of Altamaha Technical College, provided the truck and two driving instructors; Rickey Morey and Fallon Weyent, to deliver the shipment to Northport, Ala. Community volunteers Brad Hummel, Graham Hummel, Dade Brantley, Jeff Montaigne, Phillip Sheffield and Patrick Sheffield loaded the supplies. Pictured from left are: Rickey Morey, Fallon Weyen, Susan Bates, director, Health Promotion, Wellness & Community Outreach, donation effort organizer; Dade Brantley, Brad Hummel, Graham Hummel, Jeff Montaigne and Patrick Sheffield.