January 28, 2021 – Fighting a global pandemic wasn’t part of
anyone’s New Year’s resolutions this time last year, but despite
the unexpected and overwhelming challenges of 2020, many heroes emerged
to protect our community and nation against the potentially deadly virus,
including health care workers, medical professionals, first responders,
and generous community members. Most recently, three generous young ladies—Mary
West Turner, Millie Turner and Elin Ferguson—began a dog walking
business to support the frontline health care workers at Southeast Georgia
As COVID-19 became more prevalent in Glynn County, Turner and Ferguson
felt compelled to help in some way. Turner understands how important the
Health System is to our community; her sister, Millie, was a pediatric
patient several times in years past. Knowing how hard Health System team
members are working for the COVID-19 patients, Turner and Ferguson wanted
to demonstrate their gratitude. The two girls decided to start walking
neighborhood dogs to earn money, including Millie Turner in their endeavors.
Together, they raised over $100. They donated their earnings to Southeast
Georgia Health System, providing some welcome relief during these trying
times. Their donation will go towards snacks and beverages for the Health
System team members treating COVID-19 patients.
Anyone compelled to contribute food donations; supply donations such as
masks, gloves, or PPE; or monetary donations to the Health System, may
contact the Southeast Georgia Health System
Foundation at 912-466-3360.