Pawleys Island church creates 1,800 cards for Tidelands Health team members

Pawleys Island church creates 1,800 cards for Tidelands Health team members


Jake Heironimus creates one of the 1,800-plus cards created by members of Pawleys Island Community Church for Tidelands Health team members.

Some are in a child’s scrawl, complete with stickers.
“You are a blessing. Love, Braylon”
Others, in flowing penmanship.
“We want you to know just how much we appreciate all your hard work and dedication to such a difficult job! We lift you up in prayer each day to keep you safe through this horrible virus. We are all so very proud of everything you do. Love, Betty McCulley”
All of them – more than 1,800 cards, notes and messages in total – have one thing in common. They were written from the heart.

Love, encouragement

Church members at Pawleys Island Community Church poured their love and encouragement into each message – a unique way of showing support for the team at Tidelands Health working tirelessly to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There’s a lot of love in those cards,” Jim Coggin, a church leader who organized the card collection, said as he and other church members dropped off the cards to Tidelands Health.

Don Williams, senior pastor at Pawleys Island Community Church, and his wife, Ginny Williams, create cards showing support and expressing appreciation to team members at Tidelands Health.

In just a week, church members created the more than 1,800 heartfelt cards that will find their way into the hands of Tidelands Health team members. Some church members made it a family activity by encouraging their kids and grandkids to create cards.
The activity was inspired by similar efforts to send cards and notes of support to soldiers overseas. It was built on the notion of human connection – one person writing a message of encouragement to another.
“Our church family wants to be a blessing to the whole health system in our area,” said Don Williams, senior pastor at Pawleys Island Community Church. “We are so appreciative of the medical professionals at Tidelands Health who are serving us. We want to support, encourage and meet their needs during their courageous fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.”
And when Tidelands Health team members receive a handwritten card, they’ll feel the love at a time when community support means so much.

“The thought and love poured into each one these of cards is overwhelming,” said Pam Maxwell, chief nursing officer. “Over and over throughout this pandemic, our community is reaching out to support us and lift us up. We are truly grateful to the members of Pawleys Island Community Church and to everyone who has encouraged us during this challenging time.”

If you’d like to support Tidelands Health in the battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus, click here for more information.

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