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Community Hospital Corporation Tops $154,000 in Giving to The Salvation Army

PLANO, TX (Dec. 3, 2013) – Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) is proud to announce philanthropic giving to the Salvation Army totaling $30,000 in 2013, representing 100 percent participation among 47 employees at the corporate headquarters, plus a corporate match.


A Participating Sponsor of the Salvation Army Angel Tree, CHC first adopted The Salvation Army as its “charity of choice” 17 years ago when CHC was created, according to first Founding CEO Mike Williams. At that time, the company’s four employees together donated $750. All years combined, CHC has exceeded $154,000 in donations to the Salvation Army.


“Participation has grown tremendously over the years, but what’s important is that all of our employees want to share our success with others less fortunate,” said Mike Williams, CHC president and CEO. “CHC is not a faith-based organization, yet our organization is filled with people of various faiths who want to reach out and help make life easier and better for others. This aligns directly with our mission and core values, especially ‘Stewardship’ – which defines our individual responsibility to care for one another.”


CHC’s growth in giving has evolved to support the needs of The Salvation Army Carr P. Collins Social Service Center. Donations are earmarked for the Center’s purchase of beds, including bed frames and mattresses, as well as housewares for those individuals transitioning out of the program into their own apartment or home.


“We cannot take for granted what the comfort of a bed can mean to a family, a mother or a room full of needy children,” said Licia Lichliter, HR coordinator for CHC, who has spearheaded the program for CHC since its inception.


Beyond raising funds, CHC designates an annual corporate event where many employees participate by distributing gifts to Angel Tree families at a Salvation Army Distribution Center. “Along with my work family, my entire family joins each year to help out first-hand,” said Tony Ybarra, senior vice president of Supply Chain for CHC. “The joy on the face of a mother or father upon receiving Angel Tree gifts is one that keeps giving. That’s why we continue to be involved with the Salvation Army.”


About Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT®


Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC Continue Care, which share a common purpose of preserving and protecting community hospitals. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please visit www.communityhospitalcorp.com.


About The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army is the largest and one of the oldest charities in the United States. Its mission is to meet human need without discrimination. Every year, The Salvation Army serves nearly 30 million Americans in need through a variety of programs and services – that’s equivalent to one person every second of every day. The Salvation Army has served Dallas-Fort Worth since 1889, and operates 22 locations across Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, Denton and Ellis Counties. Visit www.salvationarmydfw.org or www.onlineredkettle.org.



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