UNION — The funds raised from the second of six annual fund raising events sponsored by the Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteers will go to help purchase equipment or other needed items for the hospital.
The volunteers held their annual “$5 Jewelry Sale” Thursday and Friday in the hospital lobby. Volunteers, members of the staff, and the general public could shop and purchase necklaces, bracelets, and rings as well as scarves and handbags.
The sale is one of six fund raising events the volunteers hold each year. These include a second jewelry sale, two book sales, and two uniform sales. The first book sale of the current fiscal year was held in November. The first uniform sale of the year will be held in March. The second book sale will be held May while the second uniform sale will be in September and the second jewelry sale will be held sometime in the spring.
Volunteer Coordinator Catherine Childers said that one that fundraisers are held and the money raised is collected the volunteers go before the hospital administration to ask what it needs. In past years, the volunteers have used the funds they’ve raised to purchase blanket warmers, wheelchairs, several Dinamap machines which are used to measure blood pressure, oxygen level, and temperature. They have also used their funds to help purchase an anesthesia machine for the surgical ward and to purchase an AccuVein which is used to help locate veins for IVs and the extraction of blood.
For more information about the volunteers and their fund raising activities and/or to become a volunteer or make a donation, call Catherine Childers at 864-301-2466.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.