GIB to honor first responders on 9/11

July 21, 2017

Law enforcement officers, paramedics, firefighters and emergency management personnel are the men and women who run into difficult and often dangerous situations rather than running to safety. This September 11th, Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB) will be honoring our first responders at their plant in Bainbridge with a cookout as a token of appreciation.

"This is something our whole team wanted to do out of our employee fund.  Our police officers, deputies, troopers, Emergency Medical Services, firefighters... all our uniformed public servants committed to keeping us safe are invited.  It's our small way of showing appreciation on a day that reminds us just what our first responders put on the line," said Mike Jackson, Co-Director of GIB.

The event, from 11:00 am through 1:00 pm, will be hosted at GIB's headquarters at 700 Faceville Highway in Bainbridge.  Staff will be treating attendees to hot dogs with all the trimmings.

Attendees who are not in uniform may bring a work-related ID.

About GIB

GIB is one of five statutory programs within the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA). Established by the 1937 state legislature, GIB employs people who are blind in three locations across the state: Bainbridge, Griffin and Robins Air Force Base. GIB now employs nearly 100 blind persons and generates its total administrative and operating budgets through the sales of its products and services, receiving zero dollars from state or federal means. It has maintained the highest national safety rating since 2013.

For media inquiries, please contact Robin Folsom, GVRA Director of Communications and Marketing, Robin.Folsom@gvs.ga.gov or (404) 922-1303.