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From the Commissioners: Certificates of Merit: Operation Samaritan

From the Commissioners
Certificates of Merit: Operation Samaritan

Certificates of Merit were presented to Dan Spreng, and Jeffrey Gilchrist for their efforts in assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Board of County Commissioners meeting on October 18. Gilchrist initiated a donation drive for the victims in the area and enlisted the cooperation of various businesses and churches to be collection points for the donations. Spreng, President of Expedited Services, graciously offered a tractor-trailer from his company to carry these donations to a distribution center in the gulf area. An approximate total of $50,000 in supplies was collected through this undertaking and delivered to a collection point in Jackson, Mississippi. In presenting the certificates to Gilchrist, Spreng and Expedited employees Duane Grove and Randy Barnes, Commissioners' President Greg Snook congratulated the group in its accomplishment, and called the project a "noble achievement" in volunteerism.

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