Help When the Lights Go Out
As part of its support to peers in the community, Perry Wellness Center stands ready to monitor the status of peers in their neighborhoods on a round-the-clock basis when necessary. This commitment to community support was vital during the recent hurricane event in southwest Georgia.
Although they suffered extensive damage to their own home during the storm, PWC founder and CEO Stuart Perry and his wife Pam, a manager at the center, readily began serving the peer population. One concern was ensuring that individuals had food to eat in the evenings, as well as during the day when attending the center.
“We try to take care of our population,” Stuart explained. “Being without power is no fun. We have been cooking simple food for peers to take home for an evening snack. We had staff delivery on Sunday. Helping others is what Perry Wellness Center is all about.”
Staff member Stephen Thompkins, pictured above, took time away from his work at Rudy’s Happy Patch Market to cook hot dogs for those with no power. With a smile, he noted, “This is good. I feel good trying to help others during this power loss.”
Thanks to all who pitched in to help their neighbors during the once-in-a-lifetime inland Georgia hurricane.