Evangelical program raises over $153,000 for care fund in May

June 15 – LEWISBURG – Evangelical Community Hospital’s Ambassador Challenge, a new fundraising-focused program to support its Evangelical Care Fund, announced Tuesday that the program raised more than $153,000 in May.

The Care Fund provides a foundation of financial support for community health and wellness screenings, events, and education; Evangelical Mobile Health; Evangelical Regional Mobile Medical Services (ERMMS), the hospital’s paramedic and EMT response; The Family Place, the hospital’s obstetrics unit; Hospice of Evangelical, end-of-life care; and more.

The Ambassador Challenge featured community representatives promoting the hospital’s mission and encouraging charitable giving as hospital ambassadors.

Denise Haddon of Selinsgrove; Timm Moyer of Watsontown; and Leslie Temple of Lewisburg were the ambassadors for this inaugural campaign in 2022.

Collectively, the three ambassadors raised $75,555 and Lewisburg’s Leslie Temple was named Ambassador of the Year for raising over $45,000. Each Ambassador was presented with a crystal award by Kendra Aucker, President and CEO, at an appreciation event.

“The three ambassadors for this year’s challenge have taken up their part of the challenge with an enthusiasm grounded in their dedication to the evangelical community hospital and the role it plays in the community,” said Donna Schuck, associate vice president of philanthropy and donor relations.

“This new challenge, from concept to reality, was made possible by a committee of people with a passion for the hospital and a common goal of finding a new way to bring people together in the same way our staff come together daily to care. for our patients and community members,” Schuck said.

For more information on events such as the Ambassador Challenge or to support the Evangelical Community Hospital, contact the Philanthropy and Donor Relations department at [email protected] or call 570-522 -2685.

Barry F. Howard