The Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) board of directors recently voted to match employee contributions up to $9,000 and donate a combined total of $18,199.76 to the 2016 United Way Heartland Region (UWHR) campaign, according to Dr. Karl Blessinger, HRMC board chairman.
“The board considers the agencies the United Way supports to be excellent organizations which make a real, tangible impact on many people in our community,” said Dr. Blessinger, who is also a UWHR board member. “We, along with our employees, look forward to partnering with the United Way each year in this important campaign.”
Adam Fleischhacker, who is a biomedical technician at HRMC and also serves on the UWHR board, organized HRMC’s internal fund drive and shared details with employees about the current impact made by the many local United Way programs.
HRMC employees increased their contributions this year by pledging $9,199.76 – which is nearly $500 more than last year. Hospital employee contributions are up nearly $2,000 over the last two years.
“I was speechless and very grateful for the generosity of our hospital staff when I saw the total. I say thank you to everyone who gave – every dollar that was pledged is going to go directly to the community and make visible changes in our little corner of the world” said Fleischhacker, “How it extraordinary it is to see and be a part of positive change in our community.”
“Dedicated donors like HRMC employees and the board help United Way Heartland Region achieve its mission to improve lives in our community. The gift serves to strengthen the community where we live by tackling key issues in Education, Income and Health,” said Rhonda Kludt, United Way executive director. “Because HRMC cares, someone you know will be helped by a United Way agency. I would like to express my sincere thanks to our local hospital for helping us create long-lasting changes for our community.”
In addition to the employee and hospital contribution, HRMC is donating $1 for each Like they receive on their newly-launched Facebook page up to $1,500. More than 1,400 people have liked the page since it launched November 4. Visit www.facebook.com/HuronRegionalMedicalCenter and Like and Share with friends and family to push the page to the 1,500 Like goal.