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Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC.

“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “I’m so thankful for my patients, community and staff who brought so many items into our office. It really makes a difference.”

Items donated to the holiday store allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.

Collected items included: stuffed animals, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles), nerf and Fisher Price toys, board games, toy trucks, dolls and dress-up clothes, adult coloring books and colored pencils, books, snacks, high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets, hand sanitizer and hand soap, disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves, trash bags, sponges and liquid dish soap, tissues, and disinfectant wipes.

“We are dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill or injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals,” said Sorochak. “Every donation helps ensure we can stretch the dollars that support our 13-bedroom house in Savannah to better serve the families who depend on us. We are so grateful she has stepped up year after year to help them.”

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology presents donations collected for the Ronald McDonald House to executive director Bill Sorochak

 

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire Announces 2016 Board Members

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire (RMHC) is pleased to announce three new members have joined its 2016 Board of Directors. The Board has also elected executive committee members for the upcoming year. RHMC is a nonprofit organization that provides a home away from home for critically ill and injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at Savannah area hospitals.

The new Board members are Dr. Sara Brawner, Geoffrey Smith and Monica Spells.

Brawner is a nurse practitioner (NP) with a doctorate in nursing. She is employed by United Healthcare as an NP serving homebound patients, and teaches health assessment and adult gerontology to nurses seeking their NP degree at South University.

Spells is an assistant county administrator, Civic Engagement and Outreach, with Beaufort County, South Carolina. She will serve as the Board’s liaison with RMHC’s Care Mobile program, which provides dental services to Beaufort County residents.

Smith, a certified public accountant and Tax and Business Solutions manager with TJS Deemer Dana LLP, will serve on the RMHC’s Board as treasurer.

The other executive committee members are: Lynn Brennan, president; Lisa Pinyan, 1st vice president; Ashley Dodd, 2nd vice president; Rebecca Page, secretary; and Amy Henderson, past president.

Executive Director Bill Sorochak will continue to serve in that position. Returning Board members include Donna Sapp Ball, Ed Bradley, Sherry Danello, Carter Eubank, Richard Geriner, Jr, Steve Kaplan, Bill Lee, Cecilia Russo, Gary Stanberry and Allen Williams; along with emeritus member Lisa Dean.

“Our new Board members offer a range of expertise from medical to financial and will enable us to continue to offer vital support programs throughout the Coastal Empire and Low Country,” said Sorochak. “Every member of the Board is instrumental in helping the Ronald McDonald House provide exceptional service to families.”

The RHMC Board of Directors is comprised of leading executives who represent banks, marketing companies, law offices, franchises, hospitals, insurance companies and local governments. Board members provide guidance on operation of the Ronald McDonald Charities of the Coastal Empire and securing funding for the organization’s objectives. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org

MORE ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The House provides a “home away from home” for families who live more than thirty miles away and who have a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at Memorial Children’s Hospital, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005

Savannah Dermatologist Presents Donations to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive through Monday, December 21, in an effort to collect much needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. Dr. Howington and her daughters presented the items collected to Bill Sorochak.

“Having been blessed with a healthy family, I can only imagine what the residents must be facing,” said Dr. Howington. “The holiday season is such a time for giving, and I am so thankful to my patients and our community who came together to help us spread some cheer to these deserving families.”

Donation items included: disinfectant wipes; individually wrapped snacks; paper plates and bowls; plastic utensils; toilet bowl cleaner; windex; white wash cloths; dreft Laundry detergent; the Free and Clear Laundry HE detergents; 60 watt light bulbs; and measuring cups.

“We aim to provide a ‘home away from home’ for families who live more than thirty miles away and who have a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at one of the local hospitals,” said Bill Sorochak, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire’s Executive Director. “The items that Dr. Howington collected will help us support the thirteen bedroom house we run.”

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005

Mason Howington, Dr. Corinne Howington and Meg Howington (kneeling) drop off donated items to Bill Sorochak at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Mason Howington, Dr. Corinne Howington and Meg Howington (kneeling) drop off donated items to Bill Sorochak at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Sponsors of Savannah Maritime Donate to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Maritime Community Leaders Ben Goldberg, JIT Warehousing and Logistics; Larry Hearn, Savannah River Logistics and Billy Robinson, Port City Logistics, presented a $1,000 donation to Executive Director, Bill Sorochak, staff and board members at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire on Monday, November 23.

The donation was raised through the after-hours networking event held the first Wednesday of each month. The Maritime community prides itself as being “a huge economic engine.” Donations like this $1,000 to the RMHC are made possible through the ongoing success of the Maritime After-Hours programs. For more information on this donation or how to get your organization added to the recipient list, contact Billy Robinson at billy@portcitylogistics.com.

ABOUT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
One of 289 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide, each House is an independent non-profit, 501 c (3) community organization. The Savannah House is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors and managed by a full-time staff of four. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families who live more than thirty miles away and who have a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at Memorial Children’s Hospital, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire. Since the House first opened its doors in 1987, over 8,700 families have been served. The house currently serves approximately 250 families each year. Although the average length of stay runs 16 days, some families stay much longer.

CONTACT
Billy Robinson
CEO, Port City Logistics, Inc.
billy@portcitylogistics.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Savannah Maritime After-Hours Presented Check to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Savannah Maritime After-Hours Presented Check to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire