A newly formed corporation called the Prairie Community Hospital Foundation, which was organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, has begun its work in Prairie County.
The foundation will serve to raise money from donors to be used for the purchase of medical equipment, and to finance other capital projects deemed necessary by the board of directors for the Prairie County Hospital Association. The foundation is a public benefit corporation in that its expenditures directly benefit the people of Prairie County and surrounding communities by providing medical care that utilizes the most up to date medical equipment and facilities.
Initial directors are as follows: ex officio directors Reed Reyman and Barb Rittal; newly elected officers are Kathy Galland, Chairperson, Travis Reyman, Vice Chairperson, Rene Clarke Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Kountz and Nathan Christofferson; executive director Barb Rittal.
“An organization such as the one that has been created is like a tree, either dying or growing. Our hope is that all people in Prairie County will consider joining us in this new endeavor to keep our facility alive and growing for our county and its residents” stated member Barb Rittal.
A special fundraiser is underway-raffle tickets are being sold by board members for a chance to win a handmade storage shed built by Nathan Christofferson; the net proceeds from the sale will help to provide some financial aspects of activities directed toward the accomplishment of the objectives of the foundation.
The first project is the completion of the memorial gardens located on the grounds of the hospital and clinic as per our pledge to the contributors who specified their gifts were to be used for this purpose. Phase one is the erection of a courtyard with plaques for memorials. Phase two of the project will be funding a sprinkler system for the hospital grounds.
Contributions to the Foundation, both monetary and in kind, will be recognized and appreciated. The work has just begun, so the community is invited to support in these endeavors.
Published May 27, 2009