Employees at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island recently participated in a Help The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island Drive to give back to an organization that does so much to help some of the hospital’s Emergency Department patients and others. With the intention of helping local individuals in need, Memorial collected 10 large boxes filled with men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, hygiene products, used cell phones and more. The hospital’s drive ran for two weeks in October.
Sheryl Marshall, Program Director at The Mental Health Association/ACCESS-RI, said, "We are proud to be partnering with Memorial Hospital in helping the homeless in our community. With more and more people in need than ever before, it is becoming essential to partner with other community agencies to help us help this vulnerable population. The clothing, coats, sneakers, shoes, boots and hygiene products will help out tremendously in providing individuals with a warm, clean, set of clothing to change into after taking a hot shower at our office. Thank You Memorial Hospital for hearing our need and helping us in our quest to end homelessness."
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island is committed to projects to benefit Rhode Islanders in need and supports the efforts of The Mental Health Association/ACCESS-RI.