A whole community coming together for patients at St. Anthony’s hospital

Amy MacKenzie of North Valley Credit Union, Karen Dlouhy of 501 Audio, Blondena Merritt on behalf of the North Valley Credit Union Board of Directors, and also a member of the Concerned Citizens of Esterhazy Committee presenting a TV and the cheque to Daniella Fiske and Danica Toth of St. Anthony’s hospital.

What started out as one person’s idea ended up in a whole community coming together!

Cable TV has always been free of charge to the patients of St. Anthony’s hospital and one lady in the community wanted to make sure that it would stay that way. Laurie Appel felt that when being a patient in a hospital something you should not have to worry about paying for is cable TV. This member of the community wanted to raise money to help cover the cost of cable in order to keep it free of charge. She created the Concerned Citizens of Esterhazy Committee and there were 50/50 tickets sold through-out the community. Once the North Valley Credit Union heard about this they wanted to get involved in some way.

North Valley Credit Union decided to donate $5,000.00 to the Concerned Citizens of Esterhazy Committee during their NVCU Days of Christmas. Then they had gotten wind that the hospital was also in need of new TV’s as well as some mounting brackets. North Valley Credit Union contacted another local business to see if they would be interested in joining together! North Valley Credit Union and 501 Audio donated 10 TV’s and 4 mounting brackets to St. Anthony’s hospital. The plaques for the TV’s were donated from Big Lou’s Lumber, another local business who heard of what we were doing and also wanted to get involved. The cheque being presented is from North Valley Credit Union to help cover the cost of the cable bills for 2020.

It is amazing to show what great things this community can do together!