HRMC and Employees Contribute Nearly $22,000 to United Way
December 24, 2018
Huron, S.D. – The Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) board of directors recently voted to match employee contributions and donate a combined total of $21,543 to the 2018 United Way Heartland Region (UWHR) campaign, according to Dr. Elyse Brock, an OB/GYN with HRMC who also serves on the UWHR board.
"The United Way impacts our community in so many ways, including supporting and improving the health of our community. Throughout this year’s campaign, I engaged in many conversations with HRMC employees and private practitioners about how crucial many of the United Way funded services are to help us serve our patients,” said Dr. Brock. “Together we are contributing to the continued improvement and success of our community. I feel honored to be HRMC's physician representative on the United Way board and look forward to next year's campaign."
A team of HRMC employees hosted an internal drive kick-off event in October, complete with root beer floats and door prize drawings. Pledges were collected through November with help from Misty Sporrer and Rhonda Hanson from HRMC’s human resources, according to Dr. Brock.
“Our partnership with HRMC is phenomenal and has such a huge impact on our campaign every year!” said Gayle Kludt, UWHR campaign co-chair. “We wouldn’t reach our goal without them and without the help from everyone in our community. I’m humbled by the amount of giving in our community and am so happy to be a part of it.”
This year’s UWHR campaign goal is $330,000 and funds will help 30 agencies to support 45 different programs. In addition, the UWHR supports 13 community impact programs and projects, including the Heartland Region Backpack Program, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Youth United Way-Huron Youth Leadership Program, the Delta Dental Bus, Day of Caring, Day of Action, Hunger Games, MENtors Volunteer Program, Volunteer Connections and four Born Learning Trails in our community.
“There’s still time to make your contribution to this year’s United Way Campaign and help us reach our goal before Christmas!” said Kludt.
Interested donors can contact the United Way office at 605-352-3537 or download a pledge card from at www.liveunitedhuron.com.
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