The Women of the Evangelical Church of America organization at Kent Memorial Lutheran Church in Sunrise Beach recently donated $2,579 to Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary. The funds were raised through proceeds from the organization's annual cookie sale and donations from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. The sale raised $1,830, and Thrivent Financial added $749. The money will go to the Ethel Rayburn Nursing and Health Care Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to students pursuing nursing or health care careers.
"The Ethel Rayburn scholarship fund provides area health care students financial support to continue their education," said Terri Hall, Lake Regional Health System Fund Development director. "We are grateful for the Kent Memorial WELCA's continued support of Lake Regional Auxiliary."
In the past 10 years, Kent Memorial's WELCA organization has raised more than $10,000 for the Auxiliary. In addition, the organization makes stuffed animals, turbans, hats and booties, which are given to patients and children visiting the hospital.
To learn more about the Ethel Rayburn Scholarship Fund or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact Hall at Lake Regional Fund Development at 573-348-8153. To learn more about volunteering with Lake Regional Hospital Auxiliary, visit lakeregional.com/Volunteer.