HGH Employee Committee Kicks Off Giving Campaign

Employees at Humboldt General Hospital are hoping their small but steady contributions will make a big investment in the community.

The HGH Employee Committee recently kicked off an "Employee Giving Campaign," providing an avenue for hospital staff members to give back to the community.

Already, HGHEC President Rick McComb says response to the campaign has exceeded his board's expectations.

Just in the past month, the committee was able to donate $400 to the Family, Youth and Teen Center; another $100 was donated to the Frontier Community Coalition for their second annual Louie Peraldo Memorial Golf Tournament.

Earlier this year, another $480 went to the Frontier Community Coalition, $100 went to the Scrap Domestic Violence campaign, while two $1,000 scholarships were given to Lowry High School graduates Anna Davis and Whitney Waller. The group also gathered a team for this year's Relay for Life.

One reason the group has been able to do so well so quickly is through the generosity of employees. McComb said employees have been quick to authorize a bi-weekly payroll deduction from their paychecks in small but significant amounts ranging from $1 and up.

The group has also been fortunate to curry the support of Humboldt General Hospital where administrators have agreed to match the committee's fundraising efforts dollar for dollar.

It's difficult for McComb and fellow board members Amber Beck, Theresa Chwastek , Louis Mendiola and Katie Duprie to contain their excitement over their newfound philanthropy.

"It's amazing what a positive impact we have made in the lives of our fellow community members in such a short time," said McComb.

The group continues to sell soda and snacks at the hospital as well as host a myriad of small fundraisers geared at funding an annual Christmas banquet, but McComb said funding through the giving campaign is earmarked to help improve the lives of those in the local community who need a little extra help.

"We are really excited to continue our efforts and see just how big this thing can get and how much good we can do in our community," said McComb.

Employees at Humboldt General Hospital are hoping their small but steady contributions will make a big investment in the community.

The HGH Employee Committee recently kicked off an "Employee Giving Campaign," providing an avenue for hospital staff members to give back to the community.

Already, HGHEC President Rick McComb says response to the campaign has exceeded his board's expectations.

Just in the past month, the committee was able to donate $400 to the Family, Youth and Teen Center; another $100 was donated to the Frontier Community Coalition for their second annual Louie Peraldo Memorial Golf Tournament.

Earlier this year, another $480 went to the Frontier Community Coalition, $100 went to the Scrap Domestic Violence campaign, while two $1,000 scholarships were given to Lowry High School graduates Anna Davis and Whitney Waller. The group also gathered a team for this year's Relay for Life.

One reason the group has been able to do so well so quickly is through the generosity of employees. McComb said employees have been quick to authorize a bi-weekly payroll deduction from their paychecks in small but significant amounts ranging from $1 and up.

The group has also been fortunate to curry the support of Humboldt General Hospital where administrators have agreed to match the committee's fundraising efforts dollar for dollar.

It's difficult for McComb and fellow board members Amber Beck, Theresa Chwastek , Louis Mendiola and Katie Duprie to contain their excitement over their newfound philanthropy.

"It's amazing what a positive impact we have made in the lives of our fellow community members in such a short time," said McComb.

The group continues to sell soda and snacks at the hospital as well as host a myriad of small fundraisers geared at funding an annual Christmas banquet, but McComb said funding through the giving campaign is earmarked to help improve the lives of those in the local community who need a little extra help.

"We are really excited to continue our efforts and see just how big this thing can get and how much good we can do in our community," said McComb.

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