Save Historic Birthing Shelter

$2,102 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 51 months
Mary Jo Haywood
for Georgia B Williams Nursing Home
 CAMILLA, GA


The Georgia B. Williams Nursing Home, Inc., "Miss Bea's", is located in CAMILLA, GEORGIA and is listed on both the Georgia and National Registers of Historic places.  This former birthing center  was owned by Mrs. Beatrice Borders,(above on the right) who turned her home into a maternity shelter in the early 1940's. This maternity shelter was the safe-haven birthplace of more than 6000 babies born to mothers who were not allowed to give birth in the local hospitals.

This once vital  and vibrant "shelter" is rapidly decaying. However, the Georgia B. Williams Nursing Home Committee, Inc. is working tirelessly to save the  building and preserve its unique history.

Once restored, the old shelter will become an interactive museum and community resource and outreach center.

Your donation is desperately needed and will be  gratefully appreciated.
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www.gbwnursinghome.com
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My donation is given in memory of my late sister, Christy Ann Haywood Sanders, who became one of Miss Bea's 6000 babies on February 12, 1958.

Mary Jo Haywood
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Sandra McKinney
40 months ago
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Mrs Ollie M. Wood, my mother was one of the midwives during this era.

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$2,102 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 51 months
Created July 31, 2014
Funds raised will benefit:
Georgia B Williams Nursing Home
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Camilla, GA
EIN: 451611568
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$10
Sharolyn Turnbow
7 months ago

This was the birthplace of my dad and a caregiver for me! I will never forget my roots.

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Sarahn Henderson
7 months ago

This donation is in honor of Ms. Arilla Smiley! My Big Mama Midwife Friend!

Sandra McKinney
40 months ago
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Mrs Ollie M. Wood, my mother was one of the midwives during this era.

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