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Hospital volunteers making impact on other non-profits

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Members of the Volunteer Services Organization (VSO) at East Cooper Medical Center presented checks totaling $10,000 to 10 different area non-profit organizations. PHOTO PROVIDED

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:

Crisis Ministries

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.

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