Middlesex Health Employees, Volunteers Raise $175,000
MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex Health employees and volunteers raised $175,000 this year to support many health system programs and services, including the Helping Hands Assistance Fund.
The donations were made as part of an annual employee and volunteer giving campaign, and the amount raised was $9,500 more than last year. The $175,000 includes contributions from 892 employees and volunteers, many who donate one hour’s pay to the campaign each month.
The annual campaign was started in 1990 and has become tradition. Since that time, donations have totaled $2,797,271 and supported every major Middlesex capital project, including new facilities and investments in new technology. The money also helps programs that support people facing a crisis or major medical issue.
In addition, employee and volunteer donations go to the Helping Hands Assistance Fund, which helps both employees and patients who face critical needs and are suffering financial hardships due to circumstances beyond their control, such as a fire or severe illness. Grants from the fund can help pay for items not covered by health insurance, special dietary supplements, groceries and gas. The Helping Hands Assistance Fund also supports select community programs that impact health.
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