WMMC Foundation Joining #GivingTuesday with First-Ever Matching Gift

Warrensburg, MO (November 20, 2020)— The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation is joining GivingTuesday, a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on Dec.1. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement encouraging people to give back on Dec.1, 2020, and throughout the year.

The WMMC Foundation is participating in GivingTuesday as a way to create awareness and raise funds for their most recent project, the remodel of the Emergency Room (ER). This project, called “TogethER: Transforming Emergency Care,” will increase the number of fast-track rooms, which are areas dedicated to treating the less critically ill. It will allow us to enhance the flow, patient care and privacy and reduce the length of stay for our patients in the ER. Additionally, we will modify two rooms with advanced airflow features that will help contain viruses, such as COVID-19.

The WMMC Foundation has set a goal of $200,000 for this project and hopes to reach their goal by Dec. 1, on the Day of Giving. For the first time ever, the WMMC Foundation has received a matching gift, which will go into effect on the Day of Giving. This matching gift, pledged by Drs. Mark Pluym & Amira Ghazali, will match all donations received on Dec. 1st, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.

“The WMMC Foundation has been a cornerstone in fundraising and supporting our hospital mission of providing excellent care to our community,” said Dr. Amira Ghazali. “When we heard about the plan to remodel the ER, we felt inspired to contribute. We hope that by matching donations on the day of giving up to $5,000 dollars, we can help inspire others to give toward this important cause. Our ER and hospital volumes have increased significantly this year as a result of a changing world health climate. An ER remodel means improving the care our hospital gatekeepers can give to our community members during these uncertain times. Please join us in donating to the WMMC Foundation on the Day of Giving!”

 

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets 21 billion impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities.

To donate to the WMMC Foundation in conjunction with the Day of Giving, you can visit WMMC.com/Together

About Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation

The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(3), not-for-profit organization. Established in 1987, its sole purpose is to support and enhance WMMC’s mission. The Foundation accomplishes this by securing private gifts and financial support from individuals and area businesses. These philanthropic gifts are used to enhance existing facilities, products and services offered by WMMC. They are also used to expedite the construction of new facilities, speed the delivery of new products, bring on the latest technology and expand the medical center’s services in order to continue to meet the growing health needs of the citizens Johnson County and West Central Missouri.

About Western Missouri Medical Center

Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) is a fully-accredited acute care county medical center located in Warrensburg, MO. WMMC prides itself in emergency care, obstetrics, orthopedic and general surgery, family healthcare, internal medicine, outpatient clinics, ambulatory care, rehabilitation services and more. Inpatient services include medical, surgical, intensive, obstetrical, orthopedic, pediatric and skilled nursing care, as well as a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic outpatient services. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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