Mercy Health Foundation Receives $2,000 for New Ambulance

August 2, 2018

Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott received a $2,000 matching fund check from the Modern Woodmen of America to support the purchase of a new ambulance for Mercy EMS.

Jolynne Mitchell and Scott Gander from Modern Woodmen of America presented the check to Mercy Health Foundation Board officers Jared Leek and Chris Petty and foundation executive director Tina Rockhold.

The $2,000 was pledged in April to the foundation by the Modern Woodmen of America as a corporate sponsorship for the Hit the Bricks Wine Stroll, Art Walk and Blane Howard Concert. In the sponsorship agreement, the Mercy Health Foundation needed to net a minimum of $2,000 in event proceeds to receive the matching $2,000.

Gross revenue for the Hit the Bricks event totaled $22,303.53 which includes the pledge from Modern Woodmen of America, individual contributions, ticket sales and proceeds from 1:1 matching funds collected the night of the event.

“On behalf of the Mercy Health Foundation Board, I want to my express gratitude to everyone who played a role in making the second Hit the Bricks event a success,” said Rockhold. “A huge thanks to the extensive list of people for tremendous teamwork and commitment to hosting the event.”

“We were blessed with beautiful weather for the night but more importantly, we made significant strides to making it possible to purchase a new ambulance for our family, friends and neighbors who may need emergency care.”

Mercy Health Foundation Board will continue fundraising efforts to collect the remaining $42,879 necessary to purchase the new ambulance. The goal is for the new ambulance to be in service by mid fall.

The Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which raises money and community awareness for Mercy Hospital. It is dependent on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to help Mercy meet community health care needs. Mercy Health Foundation invests its philanthropic support in facilities and the advancement of technologies and programs to enhance Mercy’s ability to provide excellence in health care.

To make a donation, please visit or call the Mercy Health Foundation office at 620-223-8094.

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Modern Woodmen of America representatives Scott Gander and JoLynne Mitchell (front) presented a $2,000 check to assist with the purchase of a new ambulance to Mercy Health Foundation representatives (back row, left-right) Jared Leek, Chris Petty and Tina Rockhold.

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