An administrator at a Mississippi hospital says she’s overwhelmed by the generosity of Webster City, Iowa. Residents in the Webster City area filled two semis with food, medical supplies, clothes and toys last week, and the semis arrived at the Gulfport Memorial Hospital’s women’s and children’s unit this past weekend. Bridget Miller, the unit’s administrator, says there was a lot of exterior damage to the hospital. “I think we had lost 85 percent of our windows,” she says. “We’re not doing a lot of the scheduled cases that we were prior to the storm. It’s kind of emergency care only, but things are slowly turning around and getting somewhat kind of back to normal.” Miller says the supplies from Iowa helped boost morale. “We were just so…touched from what everyone up there has done for all of us down here because there are so many people who has just lost everything,” Miller says. “It’s hard to come up with words because we just are so touched from all of this.” Sara Trueblood, a social worker at the Webster City middle school, organized the supply drive in her school parking lot because her sister works at that hospital.Trueblood says the community has come together and been “incredible” in their generosity to the Gulfport hospital.
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