KDMC coat drive event a success

By Portia Williams

October 16, 2013

Portia Williams

PDT Staff Writer

King’s Daughters Medical Center of Ohio is reporting that 136 coats were collected during their Coat Drive in September.

According to Kerry Tague, director of community and physician relations for KDMC, said materials gathered for the coat drive would be donated to the local Salvation Army for those in need.

“The September coat drive collected new and gently used cold weather gear for the local Salvation Army,” Tague said. We really wanted to do something to give back to the community. Our team members are very passionate and committed to delivering great care and helping the community.”

Radiology technologist Jennifer Evans said social media strengthened her efforts to collect coats.

“I just put a notice on my Facebook page that we were collecting coats for the Salvation Army,” Evans said.

Evans was contacted by many of her friends willing to help those in need. Evans collected 26, the largest amount collected by any of the other team members.

The total, King’s Daughters Ohio team members collected 136 coats, 67 pairs of gloves, 25 toboggans, 11 scarves and a package of new socks, said Sam Franklin of materials management, who took the lead on the project.

“It’s all about giving back to the community. There are lots of things we can do to help the community and to help them to get to know us better,” Evans said.

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