Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Volunteer Services Organization (VSO) at East Cooper Medical Center presented checks totaling $10,000 to 10 different area non-profit organizations from the local area.
East Cooper Medical Centerís Volunteer Service Organization is a 501(c) (3) organization with more than 100 dedicated volunteers.
Through the management of The Wishing Well Gift Shop at East Cooper Medical Center and other fundraising activities, the VSO raises dollars each year with the intent of giving back to deserving local non-profit organizations.
The 10 groups who received funds this year are:
Darkness to Light
Eagle Harbor Childrenís Home
East Cooper Community Outreach
East Cooper Habitat for Humanity
East Cooper Meals on Wheels
Lowcountry Food Bank
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
My Sisterís House
Windwood Farm Home for Children
In addition to donating to local charities, the East Cooper Medical Center Volunteer Services Organization also funds scholarships for local students entering the healthcare field and helps provide necessary medications for those who canít afford them.
ďAs hospital volunteers, we focus on the patients and visitors of East Cooper Medical Center,Ē said East Cooper Medical Center VSO 2012 President, Gail Low.