St. John’s Clinic donated more than $75,000 Dec. 9 to charities that meet the needs of individuals and families across St. John’s Clinic communities in Springfield, Rolla, Joplin and Berryville, Ark.
The Salvation Army in Springfield will receive $60,000. Rolla and Joplin’s Salvation Army divisions will each receive $5,000 thanks to the Reason for the Season holiday campaign for Force for Good, a fund within St. John’s Foundation for Community Health
St. John’s Clinic Force for Good Fund was established in 2003 as a way for St. John’s Clinic physicians and co-workers to give back to the community. It is a fund within St. John’s Foundation for Community Health, the development arm of St. John’s Health System that makes many programs, services and continued outreach possible. The ongoing initiative has raised more than $1 million dollars.
“The Salvation Army has a rich history of serving our community for over 116 years andendeavors to display the love of God by reaching out to those in need with dedication to improving the quality of life for individuals and families. The need is great this year and the Salvation Army has asked our help through the Force for Good to extend their services,” explains Stuart Stangeland, St. John’s Clinic Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.
Funds will be used for the annual Christmas Basket program for food and toys and emergency services such as rent, utilities, prescriptions, transportation.
Additionally Force for Good is providing Help Give Hope $2,500 to assist in their Christmas program for families, in particular children in Greene, Webster and Christian Counties and $3,000 to Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Berryville, Ark. which serves the Carroll County area.