Fund and donation drive set up for Morgan County ARH employees and families affected by tornado
The ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities, the fundraising arm of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system, has established a fund and on-line donation drive to benefit Morgan County ARH employees affected by the ravaging tornado that hit West Liberty Friday.
“As a clearer picture of the devastation that hit West Liberty comes into view, we understand there are many people out there who want to help our friends in Morgan County in some way,” said Jeff Hollon, ARH Foundation Board chairman. “There has always been such a strong sense of community in Morgan County and that still remains. We want to provide as much support and comfort to all the employees of Morgan County ARH who have dedicated so much of themselves to caring for their community and hope that this fund and donation drive can help ease some of the burdens they are experiencing.”
Those wishing to donate items can do so by dropping items off at any ARH hospital location in Eastern Kentucky or Southern West Virginia, as well as ARH system center locations in Lexington and Hazard.
Items immediately needed include:
• Cleaning Supplies
• Non-perishable food items (peanut butter, canned food, crackers, soup, etc.)
• Bottled Water
• Hand sanitizer
• Toilet Paper
• Paper Towels
• Wet-Wipes and Disinfecting Wipes
Items are also needed for children, including:
• Small toys
Those wishing to make a monetary donation to assist those displaced by the tornado damage can do so online at the ARH Foundation website at www.arhfoundation.org or send checks to:
ARH Foundation for Healthier Communities
Attention: Margie Spaulding
2285 Executive Drive, Suite 400
Lexington, KY 40505
About Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH)
Appalachian Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system serving 350,000 residents across Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia. Operating 10 hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, HomeCare Stores and retail pharmacies, ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia.
The ARH system employs nearly 5,000 people and has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members representing various specialties. Firmly committed to its mission of improving the health and promoting the well-being of all people in Eastern Kentucky and Southern West Virginia, in the past 12 months alone, ARH provided nearly $133 million in uncompensated care for the uninsured and underinsured.