Mission Health Gathers Donations for Local Fire Departments

shutterstock-fire-fightersThe Western North Carolina community has donated tons of supplies in recent days to the men and women fighting forest fires and now there’s an opportunity for the community to show its support with letters.

Fire crews have traveled to the Southeast from across the nation to help – giving up time with their families to serve a community in need. They would love to hear from the people of western North Carolina about how grateful the community is for the hard, and dangerous, work they are doing every day.

Mission Health will have special letter boxes at each of its member hospitals across the region where you can drop off a letter to thank a fire fighter.

Here’s how you can get involved.

  • Write a letter or a card to a fire fighter expressing your thanks.
  • Deposit the letter in a specially marked box at the Mission Health facilities listed below.
  • Mission staff will deliver the letters to fire departments for distribution to those on the front lines.

Letter boxes are available in lobbies and cafeterias at the following Mission Health facilities:

  • Angel Medical Center in Franklin
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine
  • CarePartners in Asheville
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
  • Mission Hospital in Asheville
  • McDowell Hospital in Marion
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard
  • Ridgefield Court

Click here to learn more about the letter boxes.

Mission Health is collecting donations from across the region to help local fire departments and emergency services as they continue to battle forest fires in western North Carolina.

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Items ranging from batteries to socks and personal hygiene items are needed.

“Our team members, some of whom have been personally impacted by the fires, are ready to help their friends and neighbors and the fire fighters and emergency first responders who are working to keep us safe,” said Jill Hoggard Green, Chief Operating Officer, Mission Health and President, Mission Hospital. “We know members of the public also want to help and we invited them to come by the hospital and make a donation of much-needed supplies. Collecting donations is just one of the many ways Mission Health is responding to this tragedy in our community.”

Mission Health employees and the public are encouraged to donate. Boxes for these donations will be placed in lobbies and cafeterias at the following locations:

  • Angel Medical Center in Franklin
  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine
  • Highlands-Cashiers Hospital
  • Mission Hospital in Asheville
  • McDowell Hospital in Marion
  • Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard

Here’s a list of items that are needed:

  • Water
  • Sport Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Socks
  • Hand warmers
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Headlamp
  • Lip balm
  • Eye drops
  • Nasal spray
  • Paper plates
  • Prepackaged plastic silverware
  • Coffee and coffee accessories
  • Protein bars
  • Bandanas
  • Moleskin
  • Duct tape
  • Boot socks and laces
  • Work gloves
  • Hand warmers
  • Wipes
  • Foot powder
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Body wash
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Mouth wash
  • Eye drops
  • Over-the-counter allergy medication
  • Nasal spray
  • Ibuprofen and Advil

Explore other ways Mission Health is responding to the fires in western North Carolina.

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