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Phoebe doctors donate $5,000 to American Red Cross for disaster relief

The generosity of doctors with Phoebe will soon help storm survivors in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB) The generosity of doctors with Phoebe will soon help storm survivors in Southwest Georgia. (Source: WALB)
"When we have big donations like this, we're able to be there on the ground as soon as the storm hits," said Katie Hinman with the American Red Cross. (Source: WALB) "When we have big donations like this, we're able to be there on the ground as soon as the storm hits," said Katie Hinman with the American Red Cross. (Source: WALB)
"It's not something that can be recovered in a month or two months, and we're hoping that this contribution can help continue with the relief for the disaster," said Dr. Kathy Hudson with Phoebe. (Source: WALB) "It's not something that can be recovered in a month or two months, and we're hoping that this contribution can help continue with the relief for the disaster," said Dr. Kathy Hudson with Phoebe. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The generosity of doctors with Phoebe will soon help storm survivors in Southwest Georgia continue recovering from January's tornado and windstorm.

Thursday, March 30 is Doctor's Day.

It used to be that on this day, the hospital would give the doctors a gift.

However, several years ago, the physicians decided they'd rather give that gift back to help the community.

This year, the doctors chose to donate $5,000 to the American Red Cross because of January's storms and the survivors still coping with what happened.

"When we have big donations like this, we're able to be there on the ground as soon as the storm hits," said Katie Hinman, a Development Officer with the American Red Cross.

"It's not something that can be recovered in a month or two months, and we're hoping that this contribution can help continue with the relief for the disaster," said Dr. Kathy Hudson with Phoebe.

Hinman said that on average, it costs the Red Cross $600 to help a family of five recover from a disaster.

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