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    Cecilia Crawford of Cherokee County REACH and Judith Alvarado of Clay County REACH (shown center from left) join Erlanger Murphy Medical Center's Nurse Professional Practice Council members Tobi Sellers, Carolyn Sabine, Amanda Berry, Elizabeth King and Kallie Norton as the donation drive gets under way.

REACH benefits from hospital's donation drive

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 Medical Center collected more than 215 pounds of items to donate to Clay and Cherokee counties’ REACH shelters.

As part of its ongoing community outreach initiative, the hospital's Nurse Professional Practice Council sponsored the donation drive to bring focus to the local REACH organizations serving our communities.

Departments competed to provide items such as laundry detergent, hygiene products, clothing and canned goods. The hospital's operating room, endoscopy and same day surgical department team collected the most items, weighing in at more than 100 pounds.

REACH is a private, non-profit organization providing services to any person who has experienced domestic violence, sexual assault or elder abuse. REACH has worked with several thousand women, children and men offering programs that allow them a chance to rebuild their lives. The organization's long-standing goal has been to reduce the incidence of trauma associated with violence ßby providing crisis intervention and prevention services to the community.

REACH can be contacted in Clay County (828) 389-0797 or in Cherokee County (828) 837-9631.

By Paul DeMichael Guest writer

Clay County Progress

Mailing Address: PO Box 483, Hayesville, NC 28904
Physical Address: 43 Main Street, Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8431
Fax: 828-389-9997