The faculty, staff, students and administration of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources would like to thank all members of the Warnell School and UGA community, who donated much needed food, hygiene and medicinal items for about 1,300 firefighters battling Georgia’s largest recorded wildfires. Transporting all of the donated items to the Georgia Forestry Association headquarters required a super-size SUV and full-size station wagon filled almost to capacity.
“We know the Warnell School and UGA community are very generous, but we are amazed by how many individuals and units took the time to purchase these donations and deliver them to us,” said Bob Warren, interim dean. “We can not thank everyone enough for their tremendous generosity and hope all who donated items recognize how grateful the firefighters are to receive them.”
The firefighter donation campaign was a part of the statewide donation campaign coordinated by the Georgia Forestry Association. Employees and students from the Graduate School, Science Library, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center and family of former Warnell School Dean Leon A. Hargreaves Jr. were among those helping to make the UGA campaign successful, according to Warren.