Humboldt General Hospital has once again partnered with a local nonprofit
to help support a healthy local community.
Friday, August 21, Humboldt General Hospital CEO/Administrator Jim Parrish
presented the Frontier Community Coalition with a check for $1,000.
The Frontier Community Coalition's mission is to prevent or reduce
alcohol and substance abuse and other problem behaviors in the Humboldt,
Lander and Pershing county communities.
Most coalition funding is grant-based, but because the group's needs
are increasing while grant funds are decreasing, two of the group's
board members, Sandy Curutchet and Jane Ripley, asked the hospital for
a donation to help underwrite their third annual Louie Peraldo Memorial
Golf Tournament on September 13, 2014.
Peraldo, who passed away in 2008, was the former chairman of the coalition
and the charter chairman of the Juvenile Advisory Board for 40 years.
"It's always fun when Humboldt General Hospital makes a donation
to one of our great community causes," said HGH CEO/Administrator
Jim Parrish. "We are always glad to help."
Parrish said the check presentation also helped the hospital and the coalition
realize how much they have in common in terms of wanting to support local
youth and curb the spread of underage drinking, substance abuse, venereal
diseases, health-related issues and more.
"We make a great partnership and we're excited to continue to
work with the coalition in the future to support a healthy community,"
The Frontier Community Coalition is a major funder of such programs as
Tri-County Project Magic for high-risk youth, the Parenting Project, Diabetes
Self-Management education, Responsible Beverage Server Training, Longhorn
Youth Team, Zion's Afterschool Youth Center, Youth Career Fair, Life
is Good Girls Group, Lowry High School Academic Assembly, Tri-County Foster
Care Training and Assistance, Jacob's Well Youth Center in Battle
Mountain, Tri-County Drug Free Graduation and the Peer Counseling Training Project.
Additionally, the FCC is active in combating underage drinking and supporting
prevention programs such as DARE in local elementary school. In 2014,
the group also provided six scholarships for graduating seniors throughout
the three communities.
For more information on the Frontier Community Coalition, please call (775)
273-2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Humboldt General Hospital, please call (775) 623-5222,
ext. 1123, email email@example.com or visit www.hghospital.ws.