Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center Holds Coat Drive


Employees at Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center collected and donated over 200 coats to children in need at every school in Floyd County, including the high schools and one school in Martin County. It started with a dream by hospital employee Josh Mosley, who shared it with Tim Hatfield, Highlands ARH RMC Community CEO, and then the dream grew. The initial goal was to collect 100 coats, however after contacting local family resource centers at Floyd County schools; they learned the need was greater. The goal then doubled to 200 coats.

The coat drive allows kids in the Highlands ARH community to have equal access to warm coats during the cold of winter. One employee said, “Community is a powerful word. We have definitely witnessed the power of our team here at Highlands ARH. When our kids hurt, we hurt. That’s why we do this.”

The coats will be delivered before the schools close for winter break. Not only is Highland ARH helping keep these kids warm, they also have donated coats to the Floyd County homeless shelter.

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Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center staff (left to right): Josh Mosley, Jamie Justice, Tim Hatfield, Ezalee Pigman, Kristy Tackett, Brittany Blankenship, Rachel Farrell, Justin Harris, Susan Ellis, Karen Herald, Deatra Gillestie, Sabrina Blair, Sevetta Little and Ally Tufts are pleased with the success of the coat drive.

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