Hometown Hero--Beverly Britt

Beverly Britt
Beverly Britt

For most of us, a full-time job and a few hobbies are enough to keep busy. But for Beverly Britt, after work is when she really gets cranked up.

For the past 27 years, Britt has been director of nutrition at St. Joseph's Hospital. During that entire time, she has also served our community as a volunteer.

"I volunteer because I really love it," she said. "It's some of the best stuff I do."

Britt is among a distinguished group of volunteers who have won St. Joseph's/Candler's McAuley Award for her work with the Angles of Mercy.

"When you present her with the challenge of a need in the community, she rallies the troops," said audiologist Barbara Gatens. "She gets everybody together. She finds even better ways to make it work and she's an inspiration to the whole hospital."

Britt is also a member of the Salvation Army advisory board and won their Volunteer of the Year award last year. She convinced an army of bell ringers to volunteer for the red kettle campaign.

"There was one volunteer that stated when Beverly Britt asks you to volunteer, you don't say no," the Salvation Army's Phil Michael. "I think that was affectionate but Beverly is a go-getter and we're glad to have her working for us."

For Britt, community involvement is a way of life dating back to her childhood. "You could watch television or you sit and vegetate, but this really keeps you active and involved in the community. It helps us know what's going on and where the needs are and where we can make an impact."

For her ability to take charge of a community project and virtually guarantee its success, Beverly Britt is this week's WTOC Hometown Hero.

If you'd like to nominate a Hometown Hero, you can drop us a line at the station: PO Box 8086, Savannah, GA 31412, or email  rwallace@wtoc.com.

Reported by: Ron Wallace, rwallace@wtoc.com