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A Day to Honor the Heroes

It was a perfect day with no clouds in the sky. Our drive to VA Hospital in Decatur was uneventful, no traffic to handle.

We were met at the main entrance with a group of accommodating and welcoming nurses and security. As we introduced ourselves as members of the Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta we were greeted with wide smiles.

Project Feed the Frontliners was coordinated with Dr. Anthony Cooper, Chief Voluntary Officer of the VA Hospital. And was setup for Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 12:00pm to feed 150 medical staff.

Community BBQ delivered 150 boxes of freshly cooked smoked chicken, pork, beef, mac and cheese and cole slaw and three crates of bottled water to the front of the hospital.

With the hospital’s policy restricting medical staff to leave the building during the day, the boxes were delivered to each floor by the housekeeping staff under the direction of Mr. Edward White, Environmental Management Supervisor of the VA Hospital.

Altogether it was a very rewarding experience for all of us. This gesture was a simple token of our appreciation to the frontliners for their dedication and sacrifice. Fil-Am officers and members present to help were Lolita Elliott, Tiffany Elliott-Faber, Nenette Smith, Bob Peterman, Manoling Pellicer and Venus Soriano.

Our deepest thank you to all who unselfishly donated and shared their appreciation to the frontliners.

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