Gordon Hospital EMS hosts annual toy drive

(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Underprivileged children will once again have a brighter Christmas in Gordon County thanks to Gordon Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS). A 21-year-old tradition of giving continues as Gordon EMS staff begins collecting toys for the 21st annual “Make a Kid Smile” toy drive.

“Our community has continually supported this toy drive year after year,” says Michael Etheridge, director of Gordon Hospital EMS. “We hope to benefit and reach as many families in need as possible in Gordon County.”

Focusing on achieving the 100-100-100 goal, Gordon EMS hopes to receive donations from at least 100 organizations or individuals of at least $100 each, which will benefit hundreds of children in Gordon County. Monetary donations of any amount are also accepted and appreciated.

All toys collected through the annual drive will be given to the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) to distribute to qualifying families in Gordon County. All toys and monetary donations stay within Gordon County to benefit the children in our community.

Donations can be picked up by calling 706.506.0369, or by emailing mark.bramblett@ahss.org. The deadline for donations is Dec. 16, 2017, and all 100-100-100 participants will be recognized.

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.