During the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held in the Joe and Doris Gurecky Atrium, the Polly Ryon Memorial Hospital Auxiliary presented a check to Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center in the amount of $24,000 to use toward the renovations of the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility.
Each year proceeds from sales from the Gift Shop, which is run by the volunteers, and from fundraisers such as silent auctions and bake sales and the sale of popcorn and pickles in the lobby of the Jackson Street campus are donated to the hospital.
Since 2002, the organization has donated a little over $600,238 to OakBend Medical Center which has been used to purchased equipment and help with renovations and updates around the hospital.
“Our volunteers are amazing,” stated Freudenberger, “they never cease to amaze me when it comes to their generosity. They are the gems of our hospital and I am grateful every day for their dedication to OakBend.”
The volunteers are actively looking for new members and they encourage anyone that has a few hours to donate to volunteering to check out their organization. For more information, log onto https://www.oakbendmedcenter.org/volunteering/ or call 281-633-4015.