Emergency Kits Donated to Minnedosa Health Centre
Pictured are three members of Christ Lutheran Womens Missionary League (LWML) Society presenting emergency kits to Cheryl Saler, CRN and Amber Menzies, CTM, of the Minnedosa Health Centre. These kits are a servant event for the up and coming National Convention to be virtually held in July. They are to be given to anyone admitted to the Health Centre that did not come prepared with the basic hygiene supplies.
Fundraising Goal Reached for Minnedosa Portable Ultrasound Project
Minnedosa and area individuals, businesses and community organizations certainly stepped up in a short time period to contribute towards the purchase of a portable ultrasound machine for Minnedosa Health Centre. The Minnedosa and District Health Foundation and Minnedosa Rotary Club led the way in organizing fundraising efforts to raise donations for a Sonosite Ultrasound System (with accessories). The project, initiated with a request from the Minnedosa Medical Group, received approval to proceed from Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) in the spring. A community fundraising goal of about $60-thousand was needed and contributions came together very quickly to meet and even slightly exceed that amount.
With all the funding is in place, PMH will now move to purchase the portable ultrasound. It is anticipated to be delivered to the hospital by the end of July. Minnedosa District Health Foundation member John Mendrikis says community support, especially from individuals, was overwhelming in what amounted to less than two months from setting the overall goal.
“Our Foundation and the Rotary were fully behind this project and we knew there would be support. However, we are extremely pleased with how quickly the community fundraising effort came together and succeeded. We can’t say thank you enough for everyone’s generous support and for backing this true community drive to better assist the delivery of care at the Minnedosa Health Centre.”
The portable ultrasound system will be used within the Emergency Room and patient rooms within Minnedosa Hospital.
Photos courtesy of Minnedosa Tribune
Brandon Regional Health Centre Auxiliary Receives Donation from Bell Giving Program
Mary Moffatt, Ruth Albertson and Ken Wojnarski teamed up to donate $3000 to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Auxiliary Inc. Ruth Albertson is a volunteer at the Nearly New Thrift Store. Janice Meadows, the Auxiliary Assistant says this grant will be used for urgently needed medical equipment at the hospital.
Formerly part of Chapter 50 of the Telephone Pioneers of America, Bell MTS Volunteers in Brandon have a long history of donating their time, energy and skills to the community.
The Bell Giving Program encourages employees and pensioned retirees who volunteer in their community to register and report their volunteer hours online. Teams of three with a minimum of 30 combined hours can apply for a $1000 grant for a registered charity. With 90 combined hours, Albertson, Moffat and Wojnarski earned a $3000 grant.
Pictured L-R: Brenda Burgess- Brandon Ladies Auxiliary member, Ken Wojnarski - Bell MTS retiree and volunteer, Ruth Albertson - Bell MTS retiree and volunteer, Marion George - Brandon Ladies Auxiliary member and Sharleen Gunston - Brandon Ladies Auxiliary member.