Wilson Energy employees spread cheer at Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center
Monday, December 17, 2012
Wilson Energy employees have teamed once again this year to provide a happier Christmas for patients at Longleaf Neuro-Medical Treatment Center.
The employees delivered a cartload of gifts last week for more than two dozen patients at the state treatment facility. All the items were specifically requested by patients and included clothing, toiletries, books, calendars and soft drinks.
Carlos D. Burks Sr., volunteer services administrator at Longleaf, said the gifts would be distributed with other items on Christmas Eve.
“We ask for a list of people who don’t have families or friends close by,” said Annie Ruth Woodard of Wilson Energy. “These may be the only gifts they receive this Christmas.”
This was the 14th consecutive year that Wilson Energy employees have donated money to buy items for the Longleaf patients. No city or utility funds were used.
Wilson Energy employees became aware of the need through the relative of one employee, Woodard said. The project began in 1998 with 10 patients but has grown to more than 25 as more employees have asked to contribute, she added.