FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The nurses of Williamson Medical Center’s Day Surgery Department are making sure those who may not have a home are supplied with necessary items this winter. Together, they have started an effort to collect and fill “blessing bags” to hand out throughout our area.
With temperatures expected to fall as December continues, the bags contain hats, scarves, hand warmers, and gloves. There are also basic toiletries, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and first aid kits.
It’s a labor of love for these providers.
“They’re very giving, as is the nature of most nurses. Great bunch of ladies,” Susan Springer, RN, the Clinical Coordinator of Day Surgery, said.
“Once they started bringing in things, they made lists to make sure items weren’t duplicated and that we got things that people needed in the community.”
A first aid kit, as seen inside one of the “blessing bags” made by the Day Surgery nurses at Williamson Medical Center.
The nurses also thought to include snacks in the bags, and some will even have gift cards to sandwich shops inside.
They currently have more than a dozen bags filled, and expect to fill even more. The next step is to distribute the bags. The nurses plan to hand them out throughout the community and possibly pair up with an organization.
The “Blessing Bag” donation box, within the Day Surgery Department at Williamson Medical Center.
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The Day Surgery team