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Medical Center Employees Contribute $30,000 for Butte Fire Relief


When employees, volunteers and medical providers at Sonora Regional Medical Center came together to collect funds to assist victims of the Butte Fire, they couldn't have imagined the momentum that would build from their contributions. Medical Center President & CEO Andy Jahn spurred on the effort with the announcement that the Medical Center would match dollar-for-dollar all funds contributed by the staff members. In just over a week staff raised $8,945, which was more than matched by an $11,000 donation from the Medical Center. When that news made its way to Adventist Health, the Roseville-based parent organization of Sonora Regional Medical Center, they joined in with another match of $10,000, resulting in a total of $30,000 available to help people impacted by the Butte Fire. 

About one-third of the funds were used to assist Medical Center staff and patients who were displaced or had their homes destroyed. The remaining $20,000 will be utilized by The Resource Connection entirely for the purpose of helping fire victims in Calaveras County. Jahn said, “This is a reminder of the amazing things that can happen when we come together with our community to meet human needs. We are grateful for each person who contributed funds, personal support and prayers to assist families as they rebuild homes and lives.”