WMHS Employees Collect "Scrubs for Joplin"
The WMHS Outreach Committee recently sponsored a "Scrubs for Joplin” Campaign to collect gently used and clean scrubs for our brother and sisters in Joplin, Missouri.
On May 22, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri – destroying St. John’s Regional Medical Center and bringing devastation to the surrounding region. It is estimated that over 400 members of the hospital staff lost their homes and all of the belongings.
In cooperation with many other hospitals across Maryland and around the county, the WMHS Outreach Committee sponsored a drive for our employees and partners to collect scrubs other related hospital clothing items.
Members of the Outreach Committee recently packaged some of the items sent off to the "Scrubs for Joplin” effort. Pictured are (front, from left) Karen Knotts, Cookie Weimer, Mary Ellen Wigger. Back: Samantha Jones, Cindy Shriver, Marlene Soules, Connie Callis, Gail Lough and Brent Thornton.
In all, we sent over 20 boxes of scrub tops, pants, jackets, and long sleeve t-shirts, as well as 39 pairs of Nurse Mate shoes donated by Western Maryland Medical Supply, which responded by contributing many new and unused clothing items.
Thanks to the employees at WMHS for their generous contributions to this worthwhile effort.
For more information on the "Scrubs fir Joplin" Campaign, visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrubs-for-Joplin/195006483883048?sk=wall&filter=12