Employees at Columbia Memorial Hospital collected 2,019 pounds of food and $875, which CMH matched for a total of $1,750 during the organization's second annual 12 Days of Giving campaign.


"During the 12 Days of Giving, the staff was encouraged to make donations of non-perishable food items that coincided with the traditional holiday song ("The 12 Days of Christmas"), said Gwen Jimenez, CMH Health Information Management Department manager and campaign committee chairperson. "The food was then collected to resemble a house of food and displayed in the newly completed professional office building."

CMH Astoria Giving Program donor and NNB Radio personality Tom Freel, left, and CMH Marketing Manager Paul Mitchell, right, with employee holiday donations. Submitted photo




CMH donated the food to Clatsop Community Action, said Paul Mitchell, CMH marking manager. Staff spent $250 of the $1,750 on 14 coats, which they donated to the Stuff the Trolley campaign sponsored by Sunset Empire Transportation District and NNB Radio, he added.


They donated $500 to the Warrenton Volunteer Firefighters Fund and $1,000 to the Astoria Christmas Giving Program.