Peninsula Regional Medical Center Employees recently presented United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore with 2016 annual campaign contributions totaling a generous $134,934.11. This year’s contributions will impact Lower Shore residents in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Health by providing:
- 8,289 books for preschool-aged children in low-income households
- 5 children with one year of after-school care, who would otherwise be home alone
In Financial Stability
- 216 homeless families with food, household staples, bed linens and cleaning supplies when they move into their transitional home
- 160,745 lbs. of emergency food to fill the shelves of a local food pantry
- 43 dialysis patients with medical transportation for one year
- 264 hours of hospice care for terminally ill patients who are uninsured
PRMC has a 53 year-long partnership with the local United Way. In the last 15 years, PRMC and their employees have raised nearly $1.7 million to benefit United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and the local community.
Kathleen Mommé, Executive Director of United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore shared, “PRMC employees continue to be a vital resource to our local United Way and our vulnerable neighbors on the Shore. As the second largest campaign among 250 organizations on the Shore, the hundreds of caring PRMC employees who support United Way demonstrate that ‘Great Things Happen When We Live United.’”
About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
Now in its 71st year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 62 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In the 2014-2015 campaign year, United Way provided nearly $1.3 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.