WMMC Foundation Receives Donation from the Warrensburg Schools Foundation

Warrensburg, MO (January 12, 2018) — The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation received a $1,000 check from the Warrensburg Schools Foundation Nassif fund to support the fundraising effort for TXTAboutIt, a tool to help address the need for mental health resources in the Johnson County region.

“The Foundation’s Board of Directors recognized the importance of implementing something like this in our community. When we learned about the TXT About It program, there was no question about whether or not to support it, and it was voted unanimously to make this donation,” said Judy Long, executive director for the Warrensburg Schools Foundation.

The WMMC Foundation’s Annual Support committee agreed to raise money for the initial $20,000 startup costs for the TXTAboutIt program.

The TXTAboutIt program is a secure, anonymous communication service that helps people in our community with a crisis such as bullying, suicide, depression, domestic violence, and so much more using texting or a computer. This gives those in need a confidential platform to find help when they feel they have nowhere else to turn, by sending an anonymous text, linking them to a mental health professional in our area.

When the Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Support Committee was approached about potentially raising funds for the startup fees of TXTAboutIt, they agreed without hesitation. The Foundation has had a significant amount of community support for this project. The need is here in Johnson County and this project will provide another way to reach our community,” said Tara Carlyle, WMMC System Director of Communications & Development.

TXTAboutIt is on schedule to be implemented in the Johnson County region this year.

Donations are currently being accepted. If interested or for more information about the WMMC Foundation, please contact Tara Carlyle, System Director at (660) 262-7467 or tcarlyle@wmmc.com.

The Perennial Circle is a group of individuals, community-focused and committed to assuring high quality healthcare is available for all those needing medical care. The cost of providing healthcare excellence continually increases. Because WMMC is a not-for-profit hospital, the demand for new services and technology and the increasing cost for providing uncompensated care, cannot be provided by patient revenue alone. That’s where the Perennial Circle members make a significant difference.

About Western Missouri Medical Center Foundation
The Western Missouri Medical Center (WMMC) Foundation is a 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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tara Carlyle

System Director of Communications & Development

(660) 262-7497

tcarlyle@wmmc.com