Greenbriar honors 2010 volunteers and donors

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A center that has been open for over half a century and vital to abandoned or neglected children honored the people that help keep it running.

The Greenbriar Children's center celebrated Wednesday afternoon at Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where they honored their 2010 volunteers and donors.

One of the recipients was surprised when she received the letter announcing her as one of the honorees.

"I was humbled and grateful, but I feel sort of undeserving because I don't feel as if I have done enough," said 2010 Volunteer of the Year Earthell B. Wittlinger.

WTOC New Director Jan Smith attended the ceremony and received the Media Partner of the Year Award.

Others honored include:

2010 Volunteers of the Year:

    • Barbara Allison-Simpson
    • Earthell B. Wittlinger
    • Gaines Chapel A.M.E Church

2010 Donors of the Year:

    • J. Boykin
    • NuStar Energy Savannah Asphalt Refinery

2010 Community Partner of the Year:

    • Savannah Mall

If you would like to volunteer or contribute to Greenbriar, call 912.234.3431 or visit