Lourdes Associates Lend Support to Foundation
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - Nearly 500 Lourdes associates pledged record-breaking support to Lourdes Foundation’s annual employee giving drive to benefit patients, co-workers, programs and patient care projects at Lourdes. The fund drive, dubbed the Harvest of Healing Campaign, raised $102,680 through donations of payroll deductions, cash gifts, and unused vacation time.
Funds raised during the Harvest of Healing Campaign are used to provide funding for a wide range of programs and services such as employee assistance for those experiencing an unforeseen crisis such as fire, flood or injury.
Donations also benefit hundreds of indigent patients who cannot afford medication, a cab ride home, or other needed medical equipment. This year alone, over 200 patients have received help with these basic needs. Many other programs like women’s services, heart and vascular services and Lourdes Hospice are also supported through this effort.
Information provided by Suzanne Farmer, Lourdes Hospital.