Altus ER Team Joins Relief Efforts for Texas Flood Victims
Altus Lumberton ER Team Joins Volunteers Assisting Texas Flood Victims – Giving Back to the Community!
DEWEYVILLE, TX (March 30, 2016) — A team from Altus Emergency Center Lumberton spent the day with Samaritan’s Purse as they assisted flood victims in Deweyville.
Pictured (left to right, clockwise): Ashley Stevens, LVN; Tracie Lutz, RN; Katie Fortenberry, Credentialing Assistant; Monique Batson, eMarketing Communications Specialist; Richelle Blackburn, Regional Director of Administrative Services; Bradley Jackson, Administrative Assistant; Kevin Garner, ER Administrator; Obinna Ononobi, Project Director; Mary Royal,
Billing; Melissa Thompson, RN; and Lauren Schopper, Registrar.
The twelve staff members worked to gut the home of Larry and Joyce, who had lived in their house for 51 years before it took in more than three feet of water earlier this month. They are just one of more than 200 homes that will need the organization’s assistance in the coming days. While they have had several people and groups volunteer to work with them, they are in need of many more. An estimated 2,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in Orange and Newton counties earlier this month by historic flooding that resulted in a federal disaster
declaration for three counties. Areas like Deweyville sustained roof-high water to schools and homes in the worst Sabine River flood since the late 1880s.
Should you want to volunteer as an individual, family, or group (participants must be at least 14 years old), please call (409) 238-4926.