United Way of Bourbon County Gives Mercy Co-workers "Over the Top Award"

March 26, 2014

Linda Lawrence (third from left), Executive Director of United Way

of Bourbon County, presents the "Over the Top Award"

to Mercy representatives Reta Baker, Tina Rockhold, and Linda Noll.

In early March, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott co-workers were recognized by the United Way of Bourbon County, Kan. with the “Over the Top Award” for a significant increase in the amount pledged to the agency for the 2014 calendar year. 

During a fall 2013 campaign called Mercy Way, Mercy Fort Scott co-workers pledged $11,742 to support the United Way of Bourbon County.  The 2014 amount more than doubles the amount donated by Mercy co-workers to the agency in 2013.

Mercy co-workers were asked to either make a personal lump sum contribution earmarked for the 2014 calendar year, or pledge a portion of their bi-monthly pay check during 2014 to support the United Way.   

“The award isn’t about Mercy as a place, it’s about the meaning of mercy,” said Linda Noll, Mercy’s Executive Director of Human Resources.  “It’s about an expression of kindness and compassion regardless of situational context.”

“Mercy co-workers tend to be silent doers; those who want to make a difference but seldom want the recognition. This award is a beautiful recognition for Mercy because it demonstrates the will of our co-workers to support those agencies in Bourbon County that offer vital program and services for the people we care for.”

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