Compassion from afar

By Daniel Brunty
The Winston County Journal

As the recovery process continues in Winston County after the April 28 storms, goodwill and caring are still being shown by

others to the residents affected by the storm.
That is the case in Louisville resident Melissa Branum. “One of my former roommates from college had the idea to do something since the tornado hit here, and the idea she came up with is to give animals to the kids affected,” Branum said. “I thought it was a good idea.”
Branum’s former roommate, Joan Janitti, is a teacher at West Fannin Elementary School in Blue Ridge, GA. Janitti went to her school and asked the students for donations of stuffed animals to send to the affected children in Winston County. “It was a whole school project that was done,” Branum said.
Branum is hoping to contact the “WinstonStrong” organization in their assistance to find the affected children of the area to distribute the stuffed animals to.

The students of West Fannin Elementary School in Blue Ridge, GA came together to donate stuffed animals to the children in Winston County that were affected by the April 28 storm. The donated stuffed animals were then sent to Louisville native Melissa Branum  who is hoping to distribute them to the affected children soon.

The students of West Fannin Elementary School in Blue Ridge, GA came together to donate stuffed animals to the children in Winston County that were affected by the April 28 storm. The donated stuffed animals were then sent to Louisville native Melissa Branum who is hoping to distribute them to the affected children soon.

Louisville native Melissa Branum

Louisville native Melissa Branum