Gordon EMS raises more than $10,000 in annual toy drive

(Calhoun, Ga.) — Underprivileged children had a brighter Christmas in Gordon County thanks to Gordon Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Gordon EMS collected toys and raised money for their annual “Make a Kid Smile” toy drive, raising more than $10,000 in cash and $2,500 in toys for children in Gordon County.

Gordon EMS would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for helping make the toy drive such a success:

Doug and Barbara Hite; In Honor of Brint Hite and family; In Honor of Andy Hite and family; In Honor of Gordon EMS; In Honor of Gordon Hospital; Jon and Laura Benton; Dr. Kirby Peden; J and M Used Cars; In Memory of Tyler Bojo #507; Therrell and Connie Goswick; Anita Russell; Madelyn Burch; In Memory of David and Dot Reeve; Robert and Lynn Gogan; McEntyre’s Driving Range; Perry Rawls family; Oakman Baptist Church; Michael and Vickie Patania; Thomas Funeral Home; Amber Bradford; Farmers Insurance Kacee Smith Agency; Charles and Vicki Spence; Gordon Hospital Human Resources; Daren, Carley, and Zane McFarland; Fair’s Automotive Service; Mitch and Cindy Talley; Sonoraville High School; Donald and Melva Bowen; Pete and Karen Weber; In Memory of Donna and Alexis Bramblett; Dr. Joe Joyave; Amy Jordon and family; Jonathan and Casey Carney; Paradise Drag Strip Racers; In Honor of Larry and Ginger House; Gordon Hospital Clinic Management; Cory Reeves family; Gordon Hospital House Supervisors; Chad and Haley Huff family; Hoops for Christ Basketball Tournament; Flags for Christ Football Tournament; Russell Hedges; Tyree Hawkins; Jason Henson; Patrick Dupree; Marcus McReynolds family; Kenny and Patricia Cox; In Memory of Kathy Cox; New Zion Senior Sunday School Class; In Honor of Chanda Gravitt; Gordon Hospital Clinical Informatics; In Honor of Gordon Hospital Administration; Gordon Hospital Managed Care; Resinald Walraven; In Honor of the Gordon Central High School Class of 1990; Coble Elementary; Gordon County Emergency Management; In Honor of Calhoun and Gordon County Public Safety; In Honor of Courtney and Wendy Taylor; Northside Bank – Calhoun Branch; Dr. Todd Hold and family; In Honor of Ben Miller and family; In Memory of Lamar “Pierre” Taylor; In Memory of Sylvia Ables Taylor; In Memory of “Momma Judy”; Dr. Todd Hold and family; In Honor of the US Armed Forces; WJTH Radio; Bob and Susan Parlo; In Memory of Jon Kurzynske; In Honor of Gordon EMS A Shift; In Honor of Gordon EMS B Shift; In Honor of Gordon EMS C Shift; New Echota Rivers Alliance; Cub Scouts Pack 22; Gordon Hospital Case Management; Josh and Dr. Jackie Miller Townsend and family; In Honor of Team Esme; Josh and Dr. Jackie Miller Townsend; Lilly and Briley May; In Honor of the May family; Gordon Hospital Marketing; Tony Temple Construction; God’s Plan; Jesus is the way!!!; Gordon County LEPC; Calhoun Police Department; George and Linda Southgate; Calhoun GA Walmart shoppers; Gordon County Schools Sing for Toys; Calhoun City Schools Sing for Toys; PT Solutions; Gordon Hospital Cardiac Rehab; Sarah Kimsey; In Honor of Brian and April Chastain and family; Owens Security; and patrons of the Yellow Jacket Drive-In.

All toys collected through the annual drive were given to the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) to distribute to qualifying families in Gordon County.

About Gordon Hospital

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.