Latest donation raises new building fund

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The Memorial Hospital Foundation, a volunteer organization that raises money for a new hospital, has received additional revenue to add to its growing building fund.

The local City Market store made a $10,000 contribution during a brief check presentation Tuesday morning at the store.

"It's exciting that we have strong support like this donation from City Market," said George Rohrich, TMH chief executive officer. He said donations from local residents and businesses reinforce the hospital's plans in bringing a state-of-the-art facility to Craig.

"Without this kind of commitment and support, it wouldn't be possible," Rohrich said.

The TMH Foundation has raised about $1.2 million total for the new hospital, foundation director Eva Peroulis said. About $500,000 has come via pledges that will be paid throughout a five year period, she said.

"We're working on making it more," Peroulis said of the foundation's fundraising total thus far.

The hospital foundation credited City Market manager Kirk Mahaffie with acquiring the donation. Mahaffie requested the donation funds from the corporate executive committee in Grand Junction.

"The Memorial Hospital is thankful for (City Market's) generous contribution toward a new hospital facility to serve the healthcare needs of the residents of Moffat County," according to a press release from the foundation. "City Market's commitment is greatly appreciated, and this vision would not become a reality without the generous support."

The hospital foundation also is seeking new building contributions from corporations and grants, according to the press release.

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