Angola,Ind.– The Cameron Hospital Foundation announced today that it has received its first group gift to assist with funding for the new Cameron Memorial Community Hospital facility. The Cameron Hospital Auxiliary recently announced that they are pledging $50,000 toward the endeavor. “This is a very important project and we are very pleased to be an early contributor toward a new and contemporary healthcare facility in our community,” said Kathy Ankenbruck, Cameron Auxiliary President.
The Cameron Hospital Auxiliary has been an ardent supporter of the hospital for decades having been organized in 1977 by Evelyn Kintz. The group was originally started with the focus of opening a gift shop whose proceeds would benefit the hospital. Since that time, the Auxiliary still runs the gift shop, but the group is now over 65 strong, volunteering in many departments of the hospital. The Auxiliary supports the hospital’s mission with funds raised from sales from the gift shop along with fundraisers that are held throughout the year.
This past year, Auxiliary members donated over $20,000 to the hospital as well as over 8,700 volunteer hours. Over the past ten years members have given over 263,000 hours of their time.
“We truly appreciate this commitment from our Auxiliary,” said Greg Burns, President & CEO. “This group works hand in hand with our staff every day and truly values the importance of a new facility. We thank them for this gift and for everything that they do for our community each and every day.”
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