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RAISE AS MUCH AS $6,000 FOR BOYD HOSPITAL WITH EVANS FORD AND THE LOCAL COMMUNITY BY TAKING THE WHEEL WITH FORD
This exciting test-drive fundraising event will generate much-needed money for a new 3D Mammography machine, which will increase the likelihood of detecting breast cancer in its earliest stages.
Ford Motor Company and its dealers are working together to benefit communities nationwide. Drive 4 UR Community, is designed to help raise much-needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations, and is very similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative. To date, Ford Dealerships across the United States have helped raise more than $40 million for local schools and nonprofits, thanks to their hard work and the Drive 4 UR School and Drive 4 UR Community programs.
Evans Ford is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program to the Carrollton community in an effort to raise up to a maximum of $6,000 for Boyd Hospital. For every person who test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Evans Ford on May 11, 2019, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Boyd Hospital.
“We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said David Evans, owner at Evans Ford. “We’re excited to raise money for Boyd Hospital.”
The event, which will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive lineup. “Whether you are looking to test out our vehicles, like the Focus, or want to try out technology features, like active park assist in the Escape, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Evans. Dealership staff on-site will be able to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for a test-drive.
To participate in this exciting event and test-drive your favorite Ford vehicle, please visit Evans Ford between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WITH A VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE AND VALID AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE. Donation of $20 per valid test- drive, up to 300 total test-drives, for a maximum total donation of $6,000 per event. Limit one (1) donation per person and one (1) donation per household.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and delivers leadership in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding
Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
A multi-agency disaster exercise is scheduled to take place on Friday, August 17 at the White Hall Nursing and Rehab. There will be 8 agencies participating in the exercise which is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until approximately 11:00 a.m. Boyd Hospital, Greene County Health Department and White Hall Nursing and Rehab have several objectives for the drill.
The exercise will test Boyd Hospital on how quickly they’re able to set up their triage treatment areas, how quickly they can contact off duty staff to help with additional patient load, and how well they can communicate using the STARCOM radio with all of the involved agencies. Boyd uses a system called SIREN to contact staff in an emergency. SIREN is a secure web-based persistent messaging and alerting system that leverages email, phone, text pagers and other messaging formats to provide 24/7/365 notification, alerting, and flow of critical information. This system provides rapid communication, alerting and confirmation between state and local agencies, public and private partners, target disciplines and authorized individuals in support of state and local emergency preparedness and response.
Greene County Health Department objectives include their ability to check on residents in the affected area, test their ability to contact off-duty staff (thru SIREN) for extra assistance and to see how well they will be able to communicate with Boyd and Police Departments thru STARCOM radio.
White Hall Nursing and Rahab objectives for the drill are to test their ability to safely and quickly evacuate their residents and staff from the facility and to test their ability to quickly notify off duty staff that they are needed for assistance with the evacuation process.
Boyd Hospital, Greene County Health Department and White Hall Nursing and Rehab are required to annually participate in a Community Wide Drill. This drill will help each facility to identify hazards and vulnerabilities within the corporate limits of Greene County and provides coordination to effectively prepare for, respond to and recover from all natural and man-made emergencies and disasters regardless of size, or complexity. These agencies will take appropriate action in accordance with established Emergency Operational Plans to mitigate any harm to the citizens or property in Greene County.
Visitors to Haypress Falls Christmas display this past season live up to Denny and Sherry Vetter’s wish for this Christmas tradition. People in Greene County care about the people in Greene County. This is the third year that the donations for visiting the Christmas Display have been donated to the Gas Card for Cancer Program. Over the past three years this display has received donations of almost $5700 towards this program. Denny and Sherry Vetter of Haypress Falls and Ed Nolan from Exotic Animals and Petting Zoo started this Christmas Display several years ago and it continues to grow.
Since the beginning of this Gas Card Program in 2010, the Thomas H. Boyd Memorial Foundation has given over $56,000 in gas cards. (CALHOUN) The program is a very simple program , a patient must live in Greene County, and have to drive to receive cancer treatments. A form is completed each month the patient goes for treatment and the next month they received a $75.00 gas card from one of the gas stations in Greene County.
If you or someone you know is currently receiving cancer treatments and live in Greene or Calhoun county, or if you would like to donate to this program, please call 217-942-6946 and ask for administration.
Over the past few weeks, patients in the outpatient therapy department utilized the beautiful Christmas print pillow cases that the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) from Greenfield made and donated to Boyd Memorial Hospital. The fabric was donated by the family of a deceased loved one. Members who participated in the community service project were Michaela Burrows, Abby McElroy, Heather Camden, Christopher Goldberg, Dana Newell and Paige White. Other students who helped were Teddy Richey and Mallory Goode. A group of students and their advisor LuAnn Hubbard brought the pillow cases to the hospital to be used for patients.