GTCH Auxiliary Supports Flood Relief and Announces Upcoming Fundraisers

October 5, 2018

The Guthrie Troy Community Hospital Auxiliary (GTCH Auxiliary) held an organizational meeting on Sept. 25.

The meeting featured guest speaker Dawn Clover, coordinator of the Mark Stensager Human Service Fund.  Clover shared details about flood relief community grants available for individuals in the Guthrie System service area who need emergency relief after the recent flooding.  A special fund of $70,000 has been established to which the GTCH auxiliary has contributed $5,000 from fundraising efforts.  Applicants should be employees or members of Guthrie communities, but not businesses.  Grants can be from $75-$500, for medications, medical equipment, clothing, lodging, food, or even a water heater.  An application for assistance can be made to one of the coordinators of the program.  All applications are due before Nov. 30, 2018.   

Following the guest speaker, GTCH Auxiliary president Jamie Weis opened the meeting to discuss the fundraising efforts for Oct., Nov. and Dec. Upcoming Auxiliary fundraisers include a linen sale, Remembrance Tree ornament sale and poinsettia sale.

The Linen Sale will be held Oct. 24 in the conference room of Guthrie Troy Community Hospital. Featured items include all sizes (queen/king/full /twin) sheets in multiple colors, plush blankets, quilts, Sherpa throws, comforter sets, memory foam bamboo pillows and ultra-plush baby blankets. This is a great way to start Christmas shopping while supporting the Auxiliary’s efforts to provide special equipment at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital.

In November, Remembrance Tree tags will be on sale for ornaments placed in memory of someone special at the remembrance tree.  Poinsettias will be on sale as well, delivered in December to individuals and the churches and businesses in the Troy community.  Look for the GTCH Auxiliary table at the Troy Sale Barn Small Town Christmas on Nov. 24.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 325 physicians and 210 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 47 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. In addition, Guthrie offers home medical equipment and respiratory therapy products at six convenient Med Supply Depot locations. Guthrie provides a wide range of services and programs to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.