Thank you to #OurAUHeroes donors

Health care workers with doughnuts
Augusta University Health care workers take a break to enjoy Krispy-Kreme doughnuts that were donated.

As donations continue to come in to Augusta University Health, the hospital is seeing food, supplies and other needs being met on a daily basis.

Find all the ways to help on our dedicated COVID-19 resource page.

These heroes have been a big help to #OurAUHeroes in the fight against COVID-19 and we wish to acknowledge them below in this ongoing, continuously updated list:

  • “Girls Who Code” and “GenCyber” from Augusta University School of Computer & Cyber Sciences/Cyber Institute: Donated to the Emergency Department, Respiratory Therapy and ICU five briefcase-size snack boxes of savory/fruity snacks, one large bag of Goldfish Crackers, a case of Cheez-Its and a case of Nutri-Grain bars. “These were sent to use as part of a grant from Girls Who Code for our club meetings as well as Gencyber Camp snack leftovers,” said Joy Lynn, office specialist on the Summerville Campus. “Sadly because of the pandemic, we had to cancel all our club meetings through the spring/summer semester.”
  • Todd Schlesinger of Suwanee, Georgia, vice president of Jvion: Donated over $300 worth of Krispy-Kreme doughnuts for the hospital staff as part of the Emergency Response Fund.
  • Vickie Gross of Grovetown, Georgia: Donated $70 worth of colored pencils, markers and adult coloring books for the PFCC COVID-19 patient experience project as part of the Emergency Response Fund.
  • Matt McMahon, CEO of Blanchard Equipment in Augusta: Donated 64 respirator masks to the Emergency Response Fund.
  • Michelle Naval, operations manager of the Augusta Sports Council: Donated to the Emergency Response Fund 15 cases of bottled water, 17 boxes of latex gloves, 48 bottles of Powerade, four cases of soda, 48 Nutri-Grain bars, a 30-pack of Nabisco cookies and a 40-pack of Rice Krispie Treats.
  • Natasha Venugopal, student president of the American Medical Association at the Medical College of Georgia: Donated four boxes of nitrile gloves to the Emergency Response Fund.
  • Costco: Donated 58 boxes of medium gloves and 58 boxes of extra large gloves to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia as part of the Emergency Response Fund.
  • Brian Panowich of St. Martins Publishing Group and Minotaur Books: Donated 30 copies of his book, Like Lions.
  • Meredith Wall of CLIF Bar in Emeryville, California: Donated bars as part of 3 million going to hospitals around the country.
  • E-Z-Go: Donated 1,000 masks. 
  • CitiTrends: Donated 270 scrub pieces, going to AU Health’s Patients’ Closet, a recent initiative to provide clothing for trauma patients and those who have been victimized. 
  • When Help Can’t Wait: Donated 835 Hero Cards with discounted rates to over 75 local restaurants and other retail businesses all over the CSRA.
  • Taya and Maya Rogers of Augusta: Donated two treat tubs of candy bars and chips for the nurses.
  • ExxonMobil gas station: Donated two gallons of sanitizer, 10 cases of Powerade, food from Curry Hut.
  • McCauley Properties, LLC: Donated single-serve anti-chafe wipes to be used under N-95 masks to prevent cuts.
  • Laura Barber: Donated one large plastic tub with toiletry items and snack foods individually wrapped, a big bag of single-sized chips and oranges.
  • A/R Workshop Evans: Donated 50 mini-DIY kits.
  • Matt and Lauren Crowley: Donated meals from Belly’s BBQ.
  • Bedford Nurseries: Donated 50 geraniums to health care workers (to be given away in a raffle).
  • Lailah Oliviere: Donated six dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and three cases of coffee to the Emergency Department team.
  • Tiffany Anderson: Donated snacks.
  • CSRA 1000 Meals for Medical Heroes: Donated 150 meals.
  • Augusta South Rotary Club: Donated meals.
  • Victory Baptist Church of North Augusta: Donated meals.
  • Costa Layman Farms: Donated 1,000 hanging flower baskets to healthcare workers.
  • Cards for Caring Program: Check presentation.
  • United Medical Enterprise: Donated over 33,000 masks.
  • Home Depot Pro: Donated 10,000 masks.
  • Dairy Farmers of America and Kroger Atlanta Division: Donated 4,000 milk vouchers as part of the Great Georgia Give.
  • Tuscany Day Spa: Donated 2,500 $25 gift cards.
  • Journey Community Church: Donated four iPads.
  • Laird Plastics: Donated 312 face shields.
  • Paceline Ride: Donated baskets with a wide variety of snacks.
  • Palmetto Foods: Donated 1,600 cups of Ramen Express instant ramen.
  • 5 Star Nutrition: Donated 216 Crave whole grain meal replacement bars.
  • Stephanie Williams: Donated 124 Mary Kay hand creams.
  • Zaxby’s: Donated 100 meals.
  • Honey Baked Ham and SRP Federal Credit Union: Donated 500 boxed meals. 
  • And the following restaurants, individuals and companies have delivered meals and snacks: Fat Man’s, D2R Catering, Frog and Hen, Groucho’s Deli, Jimmy John’s, Dunkin, Stars and Strikes, Panda Express, Buona Caffe, Diablo’s, Chick-fil-A, Village Deli, Brew Avenue, Big Bo’s BBQ, Manuel’s, Waffle House, Honey Baked Ham Company, Alliance Hospice, Kendrick Paint and Body, Loop Recruiting, Jersey Mike’s, Clay Boardman, Mike Hostilo Law Firm, RW Allen General Contractors, World’s Finest Chocolate, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Tabernacle Baptist Church.

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