Our community is amazing when it comes to supporting those in need. The recent Troops Project sponsored by Monroe County Hospital & Clinics and Monroe County Health Care Foundation is evidence of the our community’s compassion for others.
Volunteers from the hospital sorted and packaged donated items last week. We were able to send 62 boxes to those serving in the military from the Monroe County area. This includes those stationed stateside and serving overseas. The almost 20 people receiving these packages will know that the Albia community cares about them. Those stationed overseas will receive at least 3 boxes filled with food, entertainment, and basic health care needs.
Without community support, this would not have been possible. I am deeply grateful to everyone who donated items and cash donations to purchase items and to help cover postage. I would like to extend a special thanks to Peoples State Bank, First Iowa State Bank, and Community 1st Credit Union for helping to collect the many items and donating a total of $250 to help cover the total shipping cost of $765. I would also like to thank Quiktron and Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative who dropped off boxes of items for this project.
This is the latest community benefit project undertaken by Monroe County Hospital & Clinics.
Previous projects directly benefited groups in Monroe County such as, Christmas Families project, Helping Hands, and Albia Ministerial Society.