We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Butler and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, what can you share with us about how Covid-19 has affected your business?
Due to the social distancing recommendations our country is under, unfortunately one of our fundraisers “Strike it up” for Orphans- bowling tournament was cancelled. 😷 So we started a new “adoption movement in April”… HOW? You ask?? For the month of April, The bowling registration/ donation of ONLY $30- allowed the community to ADOPT a healthcare worker who is working the front line of Covid-19 !! That’s right !! We adopted our soldiers who are on the front lines. The enemy is invisible and our hospitals are the war zone ! Our healthcare teams are working extra hard during our massive public health emergency and preparing for the potential surges in cases … many are hardly eating their entire shift! ~ For the entire month of April – $30 provided food for 10 healthcare workers on their units!! (To include RT, Secretaries, cleaning crews, managers) ** 1 BOX for $30- FEEDS 10!!! We partnered with Savannah Cafe & Bakery to ADOPT healthcare workers! The community rallied behind our Troops!! We met our goal to feed 1000 healthcare workers!! From Houston to Colorado to Dallas to Atlanta- it was a beautiful thing to see the community come together. If anyone still would like to help they can Text FEEDTHESOLDIERS to 44-321
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been a nurse for 21 years. I knew at an early age that I had a heart to care for others. Nursing school was challenging for me to say the least… However after 10 years of being a staff nurse in a wonderful labor and delivery unit, I was able to help deliver 100s of babies and many of them my closest friends. The last 10 years I had the honor to teach clinicals to nursing students and develop them into a compassionate caring nurse. Here recently when the world stopped, I took a full time role to mentor the newest nurses on the front line. It has been a beautiful thing to watch them learn and adapt under some very trying times. The World Health Organization designated 2020 as the Year of the NURSE. Also to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday- She has been quoted to say ‘Let us never consider ourselves finished nurses…. we must be learning all of our lives.” I am excited to say that I will be starting my Doctoral in Nursing Leadership this month-
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love the beach! We love Waco, Texas Baylor sports and the Silos are a must- plus add some great Mexican food!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Kim Crandall at Savannah Bakery
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