Andalusia Manor resident gets birthday wish to help Haiti

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 11, 2010

Andalusia Manor resident, Lorene McKathan, recognized the need for help in Haiti, and she stepped up to the plate. McKathan read in the Andalusia Star-News about a local church sending 5-gallon “Buckets of Hope” to Haiti.

McKathan had a birthday coming up and in an interview she said, “Well, my daughter asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and I told her that I couldn’t think of anything that I needed, but I would really like to fill some buckets for the people of Haiti.”

“My daughter then jumped on board and took the newspaper article to some ladies here at the Manor and the administrator agreed to the project,” she added.

Later in the week, McKathan and Beatrice Lowe, who is “Ms. Andalusia Manor,” as well as Andalusia Maor’s administrator Trece Mays and HR manager Katrina Weeks took a shopping trip to the grocery store and purchased item needed to fill several “Buckets of Hope” for Haiti.

McKathan later remarked it was the best birthday present she had ever received.