Friday, January 15, 2010

PMR Community Outreach Trio

The staff at Piedmont Medical Research was eager to perform a Community Outreach Trio between Thanksgiving and the first week in January.  The three programs represented were: 

The Gifts in Kind program at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission is one of the largest non-profit organizations in Forsyth County. The Rescue Mission is an organization that helps meet the physical, spiritual, emotional, and social needs of destitute people. They offer clothing, food, job training, spiritual guidance, and recovery programs for the underprivileged. Most of their clients are veterans. A total of 217 food items, 389 articles of clothing, and 76 toiletry/miscellaneous items was collected. 

The AniMeals program of Forsyth County Department of Animal Control provides pet food, which has been donated to the Forsyth County Animal Shelter, as free pet food for the dogs and cats of low-income, elderly or disabled pet owners throughout Forsyth County. The goal of this program is to help keep people and their companion pets together because for many homebound individuals, a dog or cat is more than a pet; it can provide friendship, joy, and a reason for living. Studies show that animal ownership also lowers illness levels and mortality rates. A total of 270.15 pounds of food was collected for our furry friends.

There were several people from Piedmont Medical Research who donated blood at the Armed Services Blood Drive. Their program is focused on providing blood products to their members and their families worldwide. It is their goal to provide blood product collection, processing, storage, and testing for military medical treatment facilities in the Southeast region, while providing unwavering support for the War on Terror. Their vision is to emphasize quality, compassion, and training while focusing on patient care and customer support.

We had a great time sorting and organizing all the items collected, and donating our time. It was a great feeling to know that there were families, not just in Forsyth County but worldwide, who benefited from our collected efforts.

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