Community Volunteer, Advocate, Mother and Grandmother
Savannah River Site | 1999-2011 | Administrative Security Specialist
Linda was born and raised in Tybee Island, Georgia and she and her husband have lived in the Augusta, Georgia area for over 40 years. Her career at the Savannah River Site (SRS) started in 1999 and in 2000, she became contaminated when some ceiling cables were being pulled down at the facility. Due to this accident, Linda was eligible and obtained her U.S. Department of Labor white medical benefits card. Today, she receives Professional Case Management (PCM) in-home care and her husband and daughter have also been trained to be PCM caregivers.
Staying active and being community-oriented is extremely important to Linda. She is very involved in her church and volunteers for Meals for Vets on the first Wednesday of every month. The second Monday of every month, she prepares meals for the Chavis House, a lodging facility where family members of burn victims who are being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center can stay while their loved ones are in the center. Linda also sets aside money for supplies and clothing and distributes these items to three nursing homes and even provides snacks to the homeless each summer with the help of her grandson.
She enjoys attending Cold War Patriots events and really appreciates the Official Cold War Patriots National Day of Remembrance event held every October.