The Huron Regional Medical Center board of directors voted to again contribute $4,000 for the Salvation Army’s annual food drive, according to Deb Kuhler, HRMC board chair.
“As a board, we have always felt strongly about the essential work the Salvation Army does for our community,” said Kuhler. “The Christmas Basket food drive is an important program and we are proud to help the Salvation Army provide food and gifts for those in our community who need a helping hand.”
“We really appreciate the support of Huron Regional Medical Center in meeting the needs of our community,” said Leanna Tuttle, Captain of the Salvation Army. “This year we received applications for food and toys from 155 families, representing 500 individuals with 332 of them being children in our community.
“Money raised through the Christmas Basket program helps us to purchase food and any additional Angel Tree items,” said Tuttle. “Funds also support our food pantry throughout the year where we distributed almost 1,600 food baskets this year. Additionally, we served nearly 20,000 meals through our Genesis Feeding Program which provides hot meals Monday through Friday and sack lunches for Saturday and Sunday.”
In addition to the $4,000 monetary contribution, HRMC employees, medical staff and hospital and Foundation board members support the Christmas Basket program by donating the $15 in turkey bucks they receive as a gift from the hospital at Thanksgiving to the Salvation Army program. In total, $525 in turkey bucks were donated to the Salvation Army for their Christmas Basket program.
If you made a pledge during the Christmas Basket program, please stop by the Salvation Army or mail your contribution.