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Summit Hill Lions pledge $5,000 to hospital campaign

  • AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS Members of the Summit Hill Lions Club present Micah J. Gursky, director of development at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, second from right, with a check in the amount of $1,000. The club pledged a total of $5,000 over the…
    AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS Members of the Summit Hill Lions Club present Micah J. Gursky, director of development at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, second from right, with a check in the amount of $1,000. The club pledged a total of $5,000 over the next five years to the hospital's Campaign for Caring program. Presenting the check are, from left, Gene Binder, chairman of social committee; Ann Yusella, club secretary; Janel Tirpak, tailtwister; Gursky; and Lou Vermillion, chairman of the basket raffle committee.
Published December 14. 2009 05:00PM

The Summit Hill Lions Club likes to give back to the community.

That's why, on Sunday, the club presented Micah J. Gursky, director of development at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale, with a pledge to donate a total of $5,000 to the hospital over the next five years. The money will be used for the hospital's Campaign for Caring, which calls for the creation of six private rooms in the intensive care unit.

The club gave Gursky a check for $1,000 Sunday. This is the first of the club's five donations.

"We're grateful that the Summit Hill Lions Club are supporting our intensive care unit," Gursky said. "We're done the first two phases of the project thanks to the generosity of many donors.

"This is going to help our most vulnerable patients."

He explained that the money will go toward completing a new six-bed unit for intensive care unit patients.

"The private rooms will greatly improve the patients and visitors experience," Gursky said.

The Summit Hill Lions Club raised the funds for the donation through its annual "Basket of Cheer" raffle.

The club has helped numerous area organizations throughout the years, including local food pantries, fire companies, and historical society, as well as provided high school students with scholarships.

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