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Contact: Linda Johnson
WCA Hospital Public Relations
WCA FAMILY DONATE TO CITY FOOD PANTRIES
Staff from WCA Hospital displays the items they have collected for city food pantries. The food drive was held in celebration of the hospital’s annual “Holiday Tea” that gives thanks to the WCA Family for their dedication and care to the patients they serve.
Jamestown, New York (Monday, December 22, 2008)—Employees at WCA Hospital recently donated boxes and boxes of food, during the hospital’s Annual Holiday Tea. The food drive items were delivered to city food pantries including St. Susan’s Center, The Rescue Mission, the Joint Neighborhood Project, and the Salvation Army Pantry.
"As we approach the winter months and holiday season, WCA recognizes the tremendous need to replenish soup kitchens and food pantries,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO. “We are fortunate to be part of an organization that believes in making a positive difference where we live and work. This effort reflects WCA’s commitment to addressing community need through worthwhile charitable causes, in a community we are so privileged to serve.”
WCA Hospital employs over 1,300 employees and is Southwestern New York's largest not-for-profit health care provider. Employees at WCA are active members of the community, supporting charitable organizations and volunteering at area food and soup kitchens.
“We have a family atmosphere here at WCA,” said Daniel Johnson, Director of Rehabilitation Services at WCA and Coordinator of this year’s holiday tea and food drive. “We feel we are fortunate and we wanted to reach out to our community and help those in need. In the long run, we realize everyone benefits!”