Community receives $1,000 grant from Kelso Eagles Auxiliary for medical equipment purchase

LONGVIEW, Wash., January 28, 2014— Kelso Eagles Auxiliary presented a $1,000 check from the Hands of Many Eagles Charity Fund (H.O.M.E.) for purchasing pediatric and adult-sized blood pressure kits for Community Home Health & Hospice (Community). These kits are used to monitor the blood pressure of Community’s patients. Their gift will add to the kits inventory that is in short supply as well as offer a smaller size to patients with very small and frail limbs.

The H.O.M.E. Fund allows donors from Eagle Communities to designate and support various charities from which the club benefits. H.O.M.E. Fund Chairman Anita Webster-Morgan encouraged Community to apply for the grant and invited Community to present current healthcare needs at the club’s 107th Aerie Anniversary earlier this month. Webster-Morgan said, “When you have witnessed Community’s services, it makes you want to give back. There are a lot of us Eagles members who have seen all they do and appreciate it.”

CEO Greg Pang said, “I am astounded by the dedication of Kelso Eagles club members. They have provided outstanding support over the years and they are some of the hardest-working people I know. The club is contributing to the betterment of our area and we couldn’t be more grateful to be a recipient of their hard work.”

 

The Kelso Eagles Auxiliary has been a long-time supporter of Community, sponsoring the first picture cellphones seven years ago that enabled quick communication between doctors and nurses in the field. The auxiliary has helped the agency stay on the cutting edge of healthcare technology.

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