A wintry mix of snow and ice may have kept some people off the roads in the southern plains, but some helpful Jeep owners stepped in to make sure anyone who needed a ride to work in the dangerous conditions had a ride.
Volunteers with the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama Louisiana, & Mississippi Jeep Clubs saved the day by using their four-wheel drive Jeeps to help essential employees get to hospitals. Dana Eberle-Peay, who picked up several health care workers, says, “If we have the means to help people, we might as well use it. I would hope that people who have the ability to help others would do so. Isn't that what being a good neighbor means? "
Jeep group members say they know how important it is for hospital staff to be at work and the nurses and staff at the hospital were beyond grateful for the service. “If it wasn’t for them, there would be a whole lot of people who wouldn’t be here,” explains Jimmie Townsend, a Baptist Health Floyd employee. The Jeep volunteers plan to offer rides as long as needed.