‘Bleacher Creature’ Pitches in for People in Need

Before Alan Stensland engineered bridges and buildings and helped the U.S. government plan for disasters, he played a fuzzy green monster adored by millions. Alan was the Atlanta Braves’ “Bleacher Creature” mascot from 1976 to 1979. He went on to study civil engineering at Georgia Tech and worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the … Continue reading ‘Bleacher Creature’ Pitches in for People in Need

‘Shining Lights in Our Community’: SNGA Volunteers Bert and Stella Blenner

When Bert and Stella Blenner picked up 80 boxes of Always maxi pads at Sam’s Club a few weeks ago, they received some curious stares. But what has surprised everyone at Simple Needs GA is the Blenners’ extraordinary willingness to do anything and everything for people in need—including running unusual errands at local warehouse clubs! “Bert … Continue reading ‘Shining Lights in Our Community’: SNGA Volunteers Bert and Stella Blenner

‘By the Truckload’: Volunteer Russ Marshall Gives Back to People in Need

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT Late last fall, West Cobb resident Russell Marshall, known by friends and family as "Russ," learned about Simple Needs GA from his wife, Judy. As she gave him details about SNGA, Judy added that the organization needed truck owners to help out with deliveries for its Simple Household Needs program. Having retired in … Continue reading ‘By the Truckload’: Volunteer Russ Marshall Gives Back to People in Need

Give the Gift of Warmth: Donation Drive this weekend!

When ‘Sharon’ came to Georgia to escape domestic violence, she and her 7-year-old daughter, who has autism, had only clothing to call their own; they had to leave everything else behind. Sharon called us on a Thursday—the day she moved into her apartment—to request beds, furniture and household items. Brenda asked our very dedicated volunteer … Continue reading Give the Gift of Warmth: Donation Drive this weekend!