McKenzie Regional Hospital Helps Promote Backpack Buddies Program
McKENZIE — McKenzie Regional Hospital and the Carroll County EMS Service collected donations for the McKenzie Elementary School. Items collected for the Backpack Buddies program included food, personal care products, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, combs, hair ties, and socks. Mittens, gloves and winter hats were also donated by staff members. In addition to the winter clothing , food and personal items collected, hospital staff were able to gather various school supplies for those children in need.
This is the second year the hospital has participated in this program. Employees plan to make this an annual event. Hannah Lane and Stephanie Brown with Carroll County EMS service delivered nine large boxes of items on January 11 to McKenzie Elementary School.