HRMC Spreads Christmas Cheer to Those in Need Through Salvation Army
December 24, 2015
Huron, S.D. – The Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) board of directors recently voted to contribute $4,000 for the Salvation Army’s annual food drive, according to Dr. Karl Blessinger, HRMC board chairman.
“We, as a board, have always felt strongly about the worthwhile purpose the Salvation Army serves in assisting those in need in the Huron area” said Blessinger. “It 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.”
Leanna Tuttle, Captain of the Salvation Army, expressed her sincere appreciation. “The outpouring of support from businesses and individuals for the Christmas Basket program is simply amazing,” said Tuttle. “This year we were able to help 673 people, which includes 417 children, with baskets which provide not just a Christmas meal, but also enough food for the family to last through the Christmas and New Year holidays.
“Our goal is to make sure no child goes hungry during the holiday break and that every child has at least one gift under the tree through our Angel Tree program,” said name. “We could not accomplish that goal without the incredible support from this community.”
In addition to the monetary contribution, HRMC employees, medical staff and hospital and Foundation board members support the Christmas Basket program by donating $15 in turkey bucks to the Salvation Army program. Huron Laboratory Svc., PC also donates gift cards good for $20 worth of meat to the program on behalf of people who donate blood to the HRMC Blood Bank between Thanksgiving and Christmas. In total, $2,525 in meat certificates and turkey bucks were donated to the Salvation Army for their Christmas Basket program.
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