$25K donation from Craig business helps MRH campaign approach a quarter million dollar mark | CraigDailyPress.com

$25K donation from Craig business helps MRH campaign approach a quarter million dollar mark

Severson Supply & Rental recently donated $25,000 to the Memorial Regional Health Medical Office Building capital campaign. Pictured, from left are MRH Foundation Chair Kristine Cooper, MRH Board of Trustees Member and CEO SSR Todd Jourgensen, SSR Stockholder Terri Jourgensen, SSR Stockholder Gail Severson, MRH CEO Andy Daniels, MRH Foundation Director Eva Peroulis. Not pictured are SSR Stockholders Dan Severson and Julie Baker.

CRAIG — A family business is the latest company to donate $25,000 toward construction of a new medical building at Memorial Regional Health.

“We believe in the hospital, the clinic and the community,” said Severson Supply & Rental Stockholder Gail Severson.

She and her family have supported the hospital for many years, volunteering on the board of trustees and the foundation board, in addition to their many charitable contributions. Giving has become a family legacy.

“Dad (Jim Severson), was on the hospital board, and now, Todd (Jourgensen) serves,” said SSR Stockholder Terri Jourgensen.

This is not the first time the family has decided to donate in support of a medical building. Gail remembers helping raise funds for the existing hospital.

The latest donation was given by the family business. Located in Craig, the company sells and rents new used skid steers, forklifts, light towers, compact loaders, excavators, aerial work platforms, compactors, telehandlers, industrial saws, grapples, generators, utility vehicles, backhoe attachments, asphalt paver parts and other construction equipment.

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The campaign to raise $1 million to help MRH build a new medical office building began earlier this month and has already raised almost a quarter million dollars.

“The employees contributed almost $120,000, and corporations have given another $100,000,” said MRH Foundation Director Eva Peroulis.

The new medical office building will adjoin the hospital and replace the medical clinic on Russell Street. Groundbreaking is planned for the spring, and completion is expected in late spring 2019.

The folks at SSR encourage others to give.

“I hope it will get more people to donate to meet our goal of $1 million,” said MRH Board of Trustees and SSR CEO Todd Jourgensen.

All donations qualify for a charitable income tax deduction and Colorado Enterprise Zone tax credit — the state of Colorado allows a 25 percent tax credit on state income taxes.  To learn more about the campaign and donate, visit memorialregionalhealth.com/foundation/capital_campaign

Contact Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 orsnelson@CraigDailyPress.com.