Thursday, May 21, 2015

CoxHealth employee drive benefits local shelters

In April we held a collection drive for Harmony House in Springfield, the Crisis Center in Taney County and Lafayette House in Joplin.

These agencies operate emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence in the communities we serve. The shelters have ongoing needs for personal care items as well as cleaning supplies, household goods and more.

CoxHealth employees were asked to contribute to the drive. Many areas had department collections and the 1906 Employee Store helped make giving easy once again.

At the end of the drive, several dozens of boxes were filled with supplies and distributed to the agencies that were grateful for the donations.

“Thank you so much! Words can’t express how much this huge donation means to so many survivors of domestic violence! Your help is greatly appreciated,” said Esther Munch of Harmony House.

Thank you for helping make the April collection drive a success!

Pictured are Becky Vermeire, the executive director of Crisis Center of Taney County and Stefanie Parker, court advocate, with one of four boxes of donations from Cox Branson.