THOMASVILLE — When the COVID-19 crisis hit the community in March, the Red Card, Green Card plan went into effect.
Red and green cards were provided to participating residents. Display of a green card at a residence meant the occupant was OK. A red card — with a telephone number written on it — meant help was needed.
Thomasville City Council member Todd Mobley notified Tim Connell, Thomasville Fire/Rescue interim chief, about a red card.
Firefighters, who also are emergency medical technicians and/or paramedics, responded.
"She needed transportation to the hospital," said Connell.
Thomas County Emergency Medical Service transported the woman to Archbold Memorial Hospital.
"Neighbors are watching out for each other," Connell said.
Red Card, Green Card is active in three Thomasville neighborhoods and in a neighborhood in unincorporated Thomas County just outside the Thomasville city limits.
Connell foresees the card effort continuing for a minimum of another month.
Mobley, who got the red card, green card idea from a neighbor, said no one knows when the virus scare will end, but the project could continue indefinitely for those in need of help.
Mobley travels through neighborhoods to check for cards.
"If we don't help but one person, it's done its job," he said.
Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820