East Cooper Medical Center volunteers donate to ten local charities

  • Sunday, January 26, 2014

Alana Morall, East Cooper Community Outreach; Jan Ledbetter, President of the Volunteer Services Organization; Christine Pinson, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity; Debbie McKelvey, Windwood Farm Home for Children; Kristin Power, Lowcountry Orphan Relief; Liz Gilbert, Eagle Harbor Ranch; George Roberts, East Cooper Meals on Wheels; Roberta Freer, Heroes for Fire Victims (American Red Cross); Liza Turcotte, Crisis Ministries received a charitable check for $1000 from the East Cooper Medical Center Volunteer Services Organization. Not present were the Christian Medical Clinic and Darkness to Light. PHOTO PROVIDED

On Jan. 7, ten non-profit organizations were presented with checks from the East Cooper Medical Center Volunteer Services Organization (VSO). Each donation was in the amount of $1,000.

The VSO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Through fundraising efforts and management of the hospitalís gift shop, the VSO raises dollars each year with the intent of giving back to the community through donations, student scholarships and providing medicines to patients in need.

The following organizations were each presented a check for $1,000: East Cooper Community Outreach, East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, Windwood Farm Home for Children, Lowcountry Orphan Relief, Eagle Harbor Ranch, East Cooper Meals on Wheels, Heroes for Fire Victims (American Red Cross), Crisis Ministries, Christian Medical Clinic, and Darkness to Light.

ďItís a privilege to make this donation on behalf of all the volunteers at East Cooper Medical Center. We value the work that each of these charities do each and every day and itís an honor to help support their mission,Ē said Jan Ledbetter, President of the VSO.

East Cooper Medical Center, part of Tenet South Carolina, is a 130-bed acute care hospital located at 2000 Hospital Drive in Mount Pleasant. East Cooper Medical Center has been providing healthcare to the East Cooper community since 1986. We provide a number of services including 24-hour emergency care, womenís and childrenís services, diagnostic imaging and interventional services, orthopedics, sports medicine, pain care, adult and pediatric rehabilitation services, wound care services and surgical care, including nationally recognized spine surgery and breast reconstruction surgery. East Cooper Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission, the nationís oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.

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