From the Current-Argus.com
Article Launched: 10/21/2008 09:08:09 PM MDT
CARLSBAD, NM.— Beginning Friday, Oct. 31, the Eddy County Shriners will kick off their annual paper drive. The paper drive, which has been held annually in Carlsbad for the past 35 years, helps fund the children's hospitals around the U.S.A.
Eddy County alone has five children who are actively involved in the care that the Shrine Hospitals provide and there are at least 19 other children who are in the system to be treated for various ailments.
Shriners in the Carlsbad club are made up of all age groups and all kinds of professions. They all come together on their own time, sometimes at great expense out of their own pockets to help the kids of Eddy County get medical help at no cost to their families.
Each of the 22 Shriners Hospitals has a three-part purpose: providing medical care, conducting research and training medical personnel.
All medical treatment and services at Shriners Hospitals are provided in a positive, compassionate environment. While medical care is expected to alleviate or improve patients'physical problems, looking after their overall well-being is just as critical. At Shriners Hospitals, concerned doctors, attentive nurses and encouraging therapists meet each child and spend as much time with them as needed. Many patients have referred to Shriners Hospitals as their second home.
A little known fact is that the Shriners Hospitals have been treating victims of the 2004 tsunami and hurricanes Katrina, Hanna and Ike.
So when a Shriner approaches you this month for a donation, whether in front of Wal-Mart, Sutherlands, La Tienda, the Post Office or your place of business, please give. Your donation benefits more children than you know.
One hundred percent of all contributions go directly to Shrine Hospitals.