Janice Williams, Reference Librarian at Waycross College Library in Georgia, posted to the project listserv to share her library’s September Project:
Last April, Waycross and surrounding cities experienced one of the worst wildfires in Georgia since the 1950s. Hundreds of square miles of forest and swampland were affected. Hundreds of residents had to flee their homes for short periods. Waycross and surrounding cities including cities in Florida lived with dense clouds of smoke for months. More than 1000 firefighters from as far away as California fought the fires to keep us safe. Our September project, designed and coordinated by our Circulation Supervisor, Tricia Hope, aims to honor our local heroes: firefighters, police officers, hospital workers.