Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother Make Merrill Tornado Relief Donation

Sister Lois Bush, Kris McGarigle and Debbe Kinsey
Sister Lois Bush, Kris McGarigle and Debbe Kinsey

The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, sponsors of Ministry Health Care are joining in the effort to support those affected by the April 10th Merrill Tornado.

On behalf of the Sisters Provincial Office in Oshkosh, Sister Lois Bush, SSM and Ministry Good Samaritan President Kris McGarigle recently presented a check for $20,000 to support the Tornado Relief Fund administered by the Merrill Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

“This community effort to help these people in need is something that aligns with the mission of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and Ministry Health Care, which is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor in the communities we serve,” said Bush. “We are grateful for the Merrill Chamber Foundations efforts to administer this fund to support these families.”

The donation from the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother is in addition to previously announced support from Ministry Health Care, Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, its Foundation and Volunteers. Donations totaling $45,000 from these five entities connected to “Merrill’s Hospital” have been pledged to the Chamber Fund and Merrill United Way’s Storm Match program.

“This certainly will go to good use to help these families with their ongoing needs,” said Debbe Kinsey, Merrill Area Chamber executive director.

Kinsey adds that the Merrill Chamber has now exceeded its goal of raising $150,000 from the community to for the Tornado Relief Fund.

“We realize this event has had a significant impact on our community and are grateful to the support of our staff and the Ministry Health Care family for our community, said Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center President Kris McGarigle.

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