Trustee Myers recognized for volunteerism

From the The Brunswick News

A Camden County man and two Glynn County residents have been recognized for volunteerism by Georgia-Pacific.

Recognized in the company's Tips the Hat contest, created to honor volunteers, were Stuart Sullivan of Kingsland, first place; Warren Schollaert of Brunswick, second place; and Don Myers of St. Simons Island, third place.

"There is no shortage of inspiring stories from Georgia-Pacific's Tips the Hat winners," said Randal Morris, regional public affairs manager for Georgia-Pacific.

Georgia-Pacific donated cash to the favored charity or charities of each volunteer recognized.

Sullivan, a Camden County firefighter and EMT, volunteers for AED Alliance, a non-profit organization designed to increase the presence, use and understanding of Automated External Defibrillators, a life-saving electronic device used in sudden cardiac arrest incidents.

Stuart created a public AED "Borrow Plan" for church groups, travel ball teams, scouts and other groups.

He's working on expanding the concept in each of the 159 counties in Georgia and ultimately to counties nationwide.

Georgia-Pacific donated $2,500 in his honor to Camden County Fire & Rescue Team.

Schollaert volunteers in many different capacities at Hospice of the Golden Isles.

His services include delivering meals, leading veteran groups, assisting visitors and spending hours with patients.

Georgia-Pacific donated $1,000 to the Salvation Army and the United Way of Coastal Georgia in his name.

Myers volunteers a lot of hours to a number of nonprofits, including the St. Simons Land Trust, United Way and the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation.

His motivation is building a better community and a stronger future for all and for generations to come, Morris said.

Georgia-Pacific donated $500 to United Way of Coastal Georgia in his honor.

"Georgia-Pacific is pleased to recognize the Tips the Hat winners for their dedication to making a positive impact on their community," Morris said.

"They serve as an inspiration for all and we're glad to give a charitable donation on their behalf."

The donations in Georgia were among $20,000 Georgia-Pacific gave to charities on behalf of volunteers in Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin.

Release Date: 12/24/2012
Source: The Brunswick News

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