MT. PLEASANT – The Henry County Health Center Foundation’s Close to Home Campaign continues to gain the support of area businesses and the local communities. Most recently, West Liberty Foods and Staats Custom Awards joined the growing list of business contributors raising total pledges to over $1.65 million.
HCHC Foundation Director Michelle Rosell indicated that because of the outpouring of community and industry support, the $200,000 HNI challenge gift has been met and that the finish of the $2 million campaign is close at hand. “It has been an exciting journey and I am delighted to be a part of this tremendous community. Almost daily I am approached by people who are thankful for the care and services they receive at Henry County Health Center. To hear their gratitude and pride in having a county owned facility that provides high quality care, easy access to a variety of specialists and high-tech services all in a community friendly atmosphere is very rewarding.”
West Liberty Foods, LLC Plant Manager Dave Greiwe echoed Rosell’s sentiments about community pride. “At West Liberty Foods, we believe it’s our social responsibility to support improvement efforts in the communities in which we work and live. The HCHC surgery expansion and interior renovations are solid examples of advancements that will not only strengthen services to our employees and their families but also improve services to everyone throughout the county.”
Andy Zinkle, General Manager of Staats Custom Awards, and the 25 employees who work there know HCHC is committed to serve them. Zinkle said, “Good health care is an important component to business and community success. HCHC provides our staff as well as the staff of other employers, with multiple health services. HCHC contributes to the physical well-being and economic well-being of all of Henry County and we feel it is important to support their expansion efforts.”
The Close to Home Campaign steering committee is hoping to finish fundraising efforts by mid-September. Rosell said, “$335,000 is a lot of money to raise in the next three months, but our committee knows that there are several people throughout the county who appreciate what HCHC has to offer. I would be surprised if we didn’t each know at least one person whose life had been positively affected by HCHC. This is a great healthcare facility and one that we all should be proud of supporting financially.”