EGHC conducting quality of life drive again

by | March 15, 2019 10:36 am

Last Updated: March 15, 2019 at 11:03 am

During the months of March and April, East Georgia Healthcare Center will be collecting quality of life Items to be donated to the migrant farmworkers that work at local farms.

In 2019, EGHC provided medical services to 5,256 farmworkers. Out those workers, 3,133 were seen at their housing. This is a huge outreach program that EGHC has been offering for some 16 years, but now, the organization is reaching out to the public.

Thanks to last year’s donors, EGHC gave out quality of life bags to 2,300 migrant workers, which represented approximately 70 percent of the population served at camp visits. This year, EGHC hopes to donate just as many or more of those bags. Needed items include shampoo, bar soap, individual toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hats, socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, lotions, hand sanitizer, and first aid kits. Monetary donations will also be accepted and are tax-deductible.

Donations can be dropped off at any EGHC location. For more information, contact Johanna Gay at 478-299-6782 or jgay@eghc.org.

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