The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary recently donated $8,700 to Hedrick Medical Center to pay for the stained glass windows located in the hospital chapel.
The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary recently donated $8,700 to Hedrick Medical Center to pay for the stained glass windows located in the hospital chapel. A plaque has been placed in the chapel to recognize the donation. The funds donated come from a number of different fundraisers including spring and fall bake sales, spring and fall book fairs, a bed linens fundraiser, a scrubs fundraiser, and sales from The Gift Box (the hospital gift shop), which is managed by the Auxiliary. “We take pride in our commitment to help care for this community, including its spiritual well-being,” Norma Shearer, Auxiliary president, said. “This donation is just one way we’ve decided to show our support.” The Hedrick Medical Center Auxiliary was organized in May of 1954, celebrating 60 years of service to the hospital in 2014. The volunteers have a wide range of responsibilities throughout Hedrick that complement their interests and skills. In 2013, the Auxiliary volunteered a total of 7,980 hours. Members represent many age groups and parts of the community: parents, grandparents, business people, long-time volunteers, and youth. For more information on the Auxiliary or to inquire about becoming a volunteer, call Lindy Chapman at 660-214-8107.