MedShare chosen as host for Governor Deal’s Day of Service

On January 8, 2011, Georgia Governor-Elect Nathan Deal will enter his administration “With a Servant’s Heart” by bringing volunteers together throughout the state of Georgia to give back to their communities. MedShare is among the local charities, shelters, missions, food banks and environmental agencies chosen to host volunteers.

MedShare is honored to be chosen as a host organization for Governor-Elect Deal’s Day of Service. We annually give Georgia volunteers the opportunity to improve our community as well as those abroad by sorting medical supplies that were saved from local landfills. As we rely on volunteers, I am pleased to see Governor Deal choose to set such a fine example of volunteerism as he embarks on his administration,” said A.B. Short, CEO and Co-Founder of MedShare.

Governor-Elect Deal has devoted his life to public service, previously serving as prosecutor, judge, state senator, and US Congressman. As service has been a priority in his life, Deal is choosing to make it a priority for Georgia as well by kicking-off his administration of Georgia’s 82nd Governor “With a Servant’s Heart.” Thirty-one organizations will host volunteers throughout the Day of Service.

“Through his personal record of service, the governor-elect has set an example for all Georgians,” said Tricia Pridemore, co-chair of the inaugural. “‘With a Servant’s Heart‘ is a day for Georgians to respond and act on needs within their own region.”

MedShare will host volunteers from 9am – 4pm on January 8, 2011. Other organizations participating are Good News at Noon, Athens Greenway Project, Atlanta Union Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Good News Clinics, and Senior Connections. For more information on the event, visit http://www.dealinaugural.com/service.php.

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