May 18, 2018
Huntington, W.Va. – The employees of Valley Health Systems, Inc. were pleased to donate $10,000 across five local charities on Friday, May 18. At the organization’s headquarters at 3377 U.S. Route 60, Huntington, Valley Health Executive Director/CEO, Steven Shattls, surrounded by employees, handed out checks to representatives from the agencies, which included: CONTACT 24 Hour Rape Crisis Center; Branches Domestic Violence Shelter; Hospice of Huntington; Ronald McDonald House of Huntington and Ronald McDonald House of Southern West Virginia. “These donations are another way – beyond the doors of our health centers – that the Valley Health team is supporting the health and well-being of people in our communities,” Shattls said. “These five agencies were selected by our employees – each providing valuable and needed services. Our team is glad to make these contributions toward the important work they do.” The money was raised by a unique internal campaign that took place in December 2017, in which Valley Health employees purchased specialty t-shirts for $40 each. The organization covered the cost of the shirts to make all money raised by t-shirt sales available to directly benefit the selected charities. In return, employees could wear their tshirts and jeans every Friday in 2018 as a reward for participating in the project. Numerous employees paid over and above the stated t-shirt price to bolster the amount raised by the campaign. Most employees allowed their contributions to be divided equally toward the five charities, but some wanted their money to be directed to a particular agency.
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