April 22, 2020 – Glynn County has always been a tight-knit, caring
community, and this quality, which draws residents and snowbirds alike
to the Golden Isles, has never been more evident than during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Like coal under pressure, its residents have transformed something
dark, the threat of coronavirus, into something precious: an opportunity to give.
On April 9, former Brunswick High School graduate and Philadelphia Eagles
cornerback, Darius Slay, Jr., donated 175 meals to Southeast Georgia Health
System. Team members enjoyed a delicious meal from Wrap Happy and the
Halyard Restaurant Group, delivered by Coastal Outreach Soccer.
Included with the meal was a special message from Slay: “During this
global crisis, we as Americans have turned to [the Health System] and
have spoken the words ‘Save Us’. Your years of training have
prepared you to care for those who are affected by this horrible virus.
You give us and our families comfort during this most uncertain time.
I want you to take a few minutes to sit and enjoy a meal. The Glynn County
Community and I applaud your efforts to care for the sick.”
And Slay isn’t the only Glynn County native to express gratitude
toward the Health System. An outpouring of similar food, personal protective
equipment (PPE) and monetary donations have helped relieve some of the
burden health care providers are currently facing. Additionally, several
gestures of support, such as flowers, cards and sidewalk messages, have
“Our team members are so appreciative and grateful to Darius for
his thoughtful donation as well as for the generosity and support of the
entire community,” says
Michael D. Scherneck, president & CEO, Southeast Georgia Health System.