The New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation has already received $145,000 in donations to help employees most affected by Hurricane Florence.
Scores of NHRMC employees lost their homes in the storm and the ensuing flooding, and many more were displaced pending major repairs.
One of the affected employees is Amy Riggs, a medical assistant with NHRMC Physician Group - New Hanover Medical Group. Her home was destroyed by Hurricane Florence and she has received assistance from the NHRMC Hurricane Relief Fund.
“The support and love we have received from NHRMC has been astounding,” Riggs said. “I’m grateful to the generosity of my coworkers and others who have donated to help those of us that were hard hit by this disaster. I’m so proud to be a part of this team and know we will be fine.”
Schorr Davis, NHRMC Vice President of Development/Foundation Executive Director, said, "On behalf of the NHRMC Foundation and the entire NHRMC family, I thank all those who have responded so far to our appeal to support our employees devastated by the impact of Hurricane Florence. With your help, we will continue this effort so that we can help our employees rebuild their lives so that they can continue to support the healthcare needs of our community."
Meanwhile, NHRMC paramedic Daniel White has organized a benefit concert on Oct. 31 at the Brooklyn Arts Center. All proceeds will go the NHRMC Foundation and the Hurricane Relief Fund.
For more information on ways to support NHRMC through the NHRMC Foundation, visit www.nhrmcfoundation.org or call 910-667-5002.