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The city of Richmond Hill, Ga. is pleased to announce its participation in the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA’s) 2017 Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, a program that provides holiday gifts for Georgia hospital patients with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.
“For nearly six decades, this program has been instrumental in providing gifts for the patients of Georgia’s seven regional behavioral health hospitals,” said Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler. “Without the Mayors’ Motorcade, many of them would not receive a gift for the holidays. I am truly honored to be a part of this program and am looking forward to bringing some holiday cheer and hope to the clients of these facilities.”
The program, begun in 1958 by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) in cooperation with Governor Ernest Vandiver and his wife Betty Vandiver, relies on citizen participation in each city to donate gifts for the patients. The city of Richmond Hill is asking city employees and citizens to donate much-needed personal care items and other gifts for the patients at the Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah.
Donated items can be delivered to Richmond Hill Police Department (20 Richard Davis Dr, Richmond Hill, GA 31324) and Fire Department Station 1 (9954 Ford Ave, Richmond Hill, GA 31324) from now until December 5. Civic organizations, businesses, churches, schools, scout troops and individual citizens are encouraged to help with the collection of gifts for the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade. For more information on how groups can participate, contact Dawnne Greene at 912-756-3345 or firstname.lastname@example.org or for a list of gift ideas, please visit www.gmanet.com/Training-
About Richmond Hill:
Richmond Hill, Ga., is a quiet family community, located just minutes south of metropolitan Savannah. The city of more than 10,000 residents retains a small town charm and offers citizens a diminished crime rate, outstanding educational opportunities, community services, recreational facilities, and beautiful scenery. Visitors are impressed by its southern charm, rich history, variety of outdoor adventures, fishing and great local seafood. With its distinctive history and scenic beauty, Richmond Hill is coastal Georgia living at its finest. For more information about Richmond Hill, please visit www.richmondhill-ga.gov or call (912) 756-3345.
About Georgia Municipal Association:
Created in 1933, the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) is the only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia. Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and technical consulting services to its members. GMA’s membership currently totals 521 municipal governments, accounting for more than 99 percent of the state’s municipal population. A 63-member board of directors, composed of city officials, governs GMA. Program implementation is charged to the Executive Director and staff of 91 full-time employees.