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Erlanger staff & volunteers send supplies to Louisiana hospitals

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Thanks to staff and volunteers at Erlanger, supplies are on the way to Louisiana hospital that need urgent attention.

After Louisiana nurses at Oshner Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Medical Center sent out a call for help through a Facebook, Erlanger nurses, employees and suppliers immediately joined forces to help out.

Together, they filled an 18-wheeler with things like cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, clothes, and fans. Other vendors sent supplies catering to the nurses impacted at the two hospitals.

"We have one vendor that sent down 500 sets of scrubs. Lowe's and Home Depot have given us donations and the Erlanger staff have just been fantastic," said Regena Young, Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator.

The donations will go directly to Oshner Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Medical Center, where the staff at Erlanger hope it makes a difference.

But in the meantime, they say they are thankful to be able to help.

"I'm excited. I'm happy. I'm overwhelmed, blessed. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to work for an organization that would support this grass root effort and just take it to a whole 'nother level than what we expected," Young said.

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The truck of supplies will arrive in Louisiana Saturday, by noon.

It will stop at Oshner Medical Center first, then Baton Rouge General Medical Center.

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