MGM Frontline Heroes allows the City to acknowledge and thank those who are on the front lines serving our community during the COVID-19 crisis.
If you look around you’ll find plenty of local heroes improving our quality of life. We need your help to identify those who deserve recognition. If you know someone who deserves a hero’s recognition for all of their hard work and service to our community, nominate them today! Together, Montgomery will rise.
Today's ***MGM FRONTLINE HERO*** is Renee Summers! Dr. Summers is a teacher at LAMP High School in Montgomery. However, amid the #COVID19 pandemic, Renee has been spending hours over sewing machines creating masks that can have elastic bands for comfortable wearing to stop the spread of #coronavirus to others. These masks even offer a feature to add filters for enhanced safety. She has been providing them FREE of charge to people she knows as well as to complete strangers since we're ALL IN THIS together!
MGM Frontline Heroes allows the City to acknowledge and thank those who are on the front lines serving our community during the coronavirus response and recovery.
Today's ***MGM FRONTLINE HERO*** is Erin Williams. Immediately following graduation fom Auburn University at Montgomery , Erin became a full-time RN at Baptist South ER. She married Eli, a police officer and National Guard soldier, just before the #COVID19 pandemic hit our area. Even in her early twenties, despite her long hours and the recent deployment of her new husband, Erin fearlessly leads the front lines by caring for and saving lives in the River Region amid the growing crisis of #COVID19.
Today's **MGM Frontline Hero** is Dr. Tasha Feaster, an emergency medicine physician for Baptist Health - Central Alabama. Like many on the frontline of the #COVID19 pandemic, Dr. Feaster has made tremendous sacrifices to treat those afflicted by the virus in our community. One of those sacrifices includes having her two sons at home with her. Since she's sees patients exhibiting symptoms but typically before they're diagnosed, Dr. Feaster minimized the threat of contaminating her family by having her sons stay with relatives for last month or so.Thank you for everything you do, Dr. Feaster!
Today's **MGM FRONTLINE HERO ** is Pastor Ken Austin of the New Walk of Life Church and Director nearby Mercy House. His sanctuary is now dark to prevent community spread, but the Mercy House continues its ministry -- as active as ever -- to provide relief to our community during this unprecedented and uncertain time.
Under Pastor Ken Austin's leadership, Mercy House is serving more than 100 meals a day to the people of the Washington Park neighborhood.
Today's **MGM Frontline Hero** honorees are two wonderful volunteers at the River City Church Loads of Love Clean Machine: Mary Joyce McLain & Audrey Glenn!
River City Church Missions & Outreach Director Patrick Aiken -- a hero and servant leader in his own right in our community -- nominated these extraordinary volunteers based on their faithful service to those most in need in Montgomery. The Loads of Love Clean Machine is a portable laundry and shower unit for the homeless, which has been up and running three day a week since April 6th. It is especially important amid the coronavirus pandemic to have volunteers like Mary Joyce and Audrey dedicated to ensuring those experiencing homelessness or without access showers or washers can protect themselves and others from spread of #COVID19 by keeping clean. Mary Joyce and Audrey have yet to miss a chance to serve their neighbors and attend every event! #mgmready #ourmgm
Today we honor our latest **MGM FRONTLINE HERO** Jacobie Ivory! Jacobie gives his all everyday balancing TWO jobs to provide for his family -- even amid the #COVID19 pandemic. At work, Jacobie serves customers from all walks of life, knowing they rely on him for essential needs. He takes every precaution possible to stop the spread of coronavirus and keep germs away from his family and his customers.
Even though some cases require long hours and intense focus, Det. Huffman is always willing to assist his colleagues, train new detectives and help Montgomery neighbors daily. He is knowledgeable, a great communicator and is a man of integrity. He houses the attributes to be a true rock-star. Huffman is not only a model officer but he is a model citizen who protects and serves everyone in our city. #mgmready
Congratulations, Willie and thank you for your hard work in our community.
Today's MGM FRONTLINE HERO is indicative of the willing and selfless sacrifices made by all on the front lines, especially those called to a career in the public safety field.
Sergeant Willie Gill has been working overtime in the Montgomery Fire Department despite the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic, all while tending to his duties as a husband and as a father to a six-month-old baby AND while tackling his classes and clinical rotations in paramedic school. Through it all, Willie never complains. His vision is to ensure the safety and well-being of our neighbors throughout Montgomery during this uncertain time.
Gabrielle's nominators shared that she's a very proud mother and wife and when she is not with her family and volunteering in the community, she works tirelessly to ensure that the patients assigned to the trauma unit at Baptist South Hospital are receiving quality care with the utmost dignity. Gabrielle has been employed as a nurse for the last 10 years. Not only is Gabrielle working 12-hour shifts in service to those fighting #COVID-19, BUT she makes masks to donate to the elderly and those experiencing homelessness, in her time off!
Thank you, Gabrielle for everything you're doing for our community! Due to your selfless service, one of our local businesses wants to serve YOU and will deliver a free lunch to you for being named an #MGMFrontlineHero.
As director of nursing for Turrenne & Associates, Linda always prioritizes the health and wellness of her nursing home residents. Lately, she's had to work hard with her team to ensure residents' health and safety amid the #COVID19 pandemic. And even in this time of uncertainty, she has never been afraid to enter those doors knowing she could be stepping into danger!
Our latest MGM FRONTLINE HERO is Marsha Trotter. Marsha is a surgical nurse who now serves on the front lines of the #COVID19 pandemic testing those who may be infected.
Like other health care professionals across the country, our medical professionals often see PPE shortages. Despite these challenges she and her teammates continue working around the clock to test and treat those suffering.
Not only is she taking care of those in need, but she is committed to taking care of herself. Marsha gets up 4-5 times a week to run, and keeps a positive attitude as a leader in Montgomery's entire running community. #mgmfrontlinehero #mgmready #ourmgm
During this time of uncertainty, many of us are talking about the "new" normal. In Montgomery, Alabama, there is a gentleman who is not new but is OUR normal... our first MGM Frontline Hero, James Amos.
Tall, gentle and caring, James drives the YMCA of Greater Montgomery's Brown Bag Bus. His ministry is essential to the YMCA's mission to feed both the body and the spirit of each child. Outfitted with healthy meals, the bus travels to different areas in our community to serve lunch to those in need while children are out of school due to COVID-19.
The great thing about having this traveling feeding program is it reaches 22 different sites in our community that are considered to be “high-need” but are not near one of MPS' meal pickup sites. As the Brown Bag Bus pulls into these vulnerable communities, James sounds his horn, which brings children running with joy knowing that a meal will sustain them for one more day; their stomach will be silenced; and that they have hope that they will make it through this difficult time.
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