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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Giving Tuesday campaign kicks off Nov. 1 to support patients in need

The Mountain States Foundation is embarking on its Giving Tuesday campaign Nov. 1-28 to raise money and clothing items for the Helping Hands program, which provides extra resources for patients and families who need financial help while receiving medical care.


While Nov. 28 is officially “Giving Tuesday,” you can contribute any time during the campaign. Click here for more information or to make a donation.


Funds from Helping Hands are used to buy gas/transportation vouchers, meals, hotel vouchers, some clothing and prescriptions not covered by insurance. All 14 of our Mountain States hospitals have a Helping Hands program, and an average of 20 patients per month benefit from this program.


The campaign is also accepting new and “like new” donations such as short- and long-sleeve t-shirts, sweatpants and sweatshirts, and slip-on shoes. There are drop-off locations at almost all of our hospitals as well as at the Harry L. Coomes Recreation Center in Abingdon, Virginia, and at Memorial Park Community Center in Johnson City.


The Helping Hands fund supports patients and families who are often going through some of the toughest times of their lives. Even small things like assistance with gas money or prescriptions can make a huge difference. It relieves not just a financial burden but a mental burden, as well.


Please consider giving a donation of money or clothes to the Helping Hands program during Giving Tuesday, and thank you for your generosity!  


If you’ve got questions, contact Jamie Howard at Mountain States Foundation at 423-302-3131 or