Community Outreach

St Simons Sound Incident Response Unified Command to host Red Cross Blood Drive

***Thanks to the incredible support from the community, all May 21 appointments have been booked. An additional blood drive has been scheduled on June 4th at the Embassy Suites***

When: May 21, 2020

Time:    2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Morningstar Marina
206 Marina Drive
The Coastal Kitchen River Room
Suite 116
St Simons Island, GA 31522

When: June 4, 2020

Where: Embassy Suites at Glynn Place Mall
500 Mall Blvd
Brunswick, GA 31525

Those looking to donate blood are highly encouraged to pre-register through Red Cross RapidPass

 The process is simple, just 4 steps – and takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Click here to schedule an appointment (Please zip code 31525 for Embassy Suites)

All blood donors are now required to wear a mask during their donation

For the safety of our donor community and in accordance with CDC guidelines, all donors are required to wear a face covering or mask. Please bring a face covering or mask to your donation. If you do not have one, a mask will be provided to you. Thank you.

Posted April 30, 2020



The onset of COVID-19 has severely impacted our community outreach and ability to foster the relationships that had been developed since the Golden Ray event began. The State of Georgia’s “shelter in place” directive has removed the convenience of face to face public discussions and community presentations that the Unified Command and surrounding residents appreciated. Efforts to continue the positive connection with the community needs to take a new direction given the present limitations in place to safeguard public health concerns.

The Community Outreach page on the website is our new initiative to continue our mutual relationship until this pandemic passes, and we can go back to normal. The Unified Command invites you to look through the galleries of the different phases of the response, submit questions, and offer suggestions to enhance the Community Outreach page.

Stay Healthy!


LCDR Dan Donovan, USCGR
St. Simons Response
Liaison Team

Posted April 19, 2020