Memorial Regional Hospital saw its patient load nearly quadruple during Hurricane Irma.
Normally, we serve about 2,500 meals a day. The first day of Hurricane Irma, we ended up serving over 18,000 meals.
We also provided day care for our employees who sheltered with us during the storm so they didn't have to leave their children. And we had first responders who sheltered in with us.
Early in the morning, I was down by the ER, and there were probably 20 police officers. The first thing they wanted when the cafeteria opened was to get a hot meal.
It's amazing to see them out on the roads; they're working in inclement weather. We sent meals out to them. We gave them water. We did whatever it took.