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Volunteers Raise Large Sum For Ministry Saint Mary's Foundation

Volunteers at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander have donated $25,000 to the hospital foundation and one of its programs. 

Jesse Bolder of the Saint Mary’s Foundation says past donations have helped fund projects like a machine that regulates CPR. 

“And allows the paramedics and the staff to be able to focus on the other needs of somebody that has a heart failure situation. They’ve provided robes for the radiology department and the cancer center.”

The volunteers presented $20,000 to the foundation and $5,000 to the Reach Out and Read program, which promotes childhood literacy and gives books to kids. 

Bolder says the volunteers are directly involved in helping serve visitors to the hospital as well as raising funds. 

“But they also, they run the gift shop at St. Mary’s Hospital. And the proceeds they generate from those efforts are included. They do bake sales, they do plant sales every year.”

Bolder says donations to the hospital foundation have also helped fund several scholarships for local students interested in healthcare professions. 

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