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Preston Memorial wraps up holiday giving season

Posted Date: 2/4/2020

PMH employees present donations from the annual holiday food drive to Tammy Laney, Food for Preston Coordinator.

Between November 2019 and January 2020, PMH employees supported the Salvation Army, Food for Preston and the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties through gifts and monetary donations. 

Kim Liston, Preston Memorial Community Programs Coordinator, spoke about the generosity of PMH staff and volunteers. “Employees love participating in PMH sponsored giving events, especially during the holiday season. People enjoy giving back to those in need around the holidays. As a community hospital, we want to support the programs within our communities in every way possible.”


Employees were able to bring holiday cheer to 32 children within Preston County through the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. PMH also donated gifts to Hopemont Hospital in Terra Alta to make the holiday season brighter for 61 senior citizens within its community.


Preston Memorial Hospital provided additional support for the community through its 2020 United Way workplace campaign, which concluded in December. PMH is just one of many organizations in the area that raised funds to support the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties’ “Invest in Your Community” Campaign. This year PMH approached its workplace campaign differently than in years past by hosting several raffle basket giveaways, a bake sale and special attire days for employees to help raise funds. 


The United Way plays a vital role in helping the common good of the community, focusing on three key areas, including health, education and financial stability. The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties provides funding to 46 programs and 24 health and human service agencies, such as the Salvation Army, Food for Preston and Preston County Workshop.


Additionally, PMH wrapped up its annual holiday food drive to benefit Food for Preston in mid-January. Employees donated more than 15 boxes of canned food and non-perishable items. All items collected from employees will be donated locally to Preston County food pantries, Starting Points baby food pantry and Food for Preston’s Backpack Program. 


“We would just like to thank everyone who graciously supported our community this holiday season,” Liston said. “We wouldn’t be able to provide so much support to the community without the efforts of our employees and volunteers.”

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