More Than 100 Years Ago...
"On Tuesday April 22, 1913, a committee of 18 ladies representing the nine churches of Stafford, met at the Johnson Hospital... and formed an organization intended to be the nucleus of a larger society..."
These words open the very first annual report of the Ladies Aid Society, now the Johnson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, more than 100 years ago.
Did you know that their first fundraiser, a food sale which took all summer to plan and prepare, raised a "very generous" $18.75 by selling over 250 donated jars and cans of food?
In more recent years, the JMH Auxiliary has proudly raised and donated tens of thousands of dollars to support major initiatives, including:
- $25,000 toward the construction of an Infusion Center on JMH's Enfield campus;
- $100,000 toward the Hospital's Emergency Department renovation and expansion project;
- $60,000 to refurbish two patient rooms in the Hospital's Medical/Surgical Units
Today, the Auxiliary is comprised of volunteers from throughout the Hospital's service area who share a common interest in the health and well being of their family, friends and neighbors. A lot has changed over the years, but our dedication to the community is as strong as ever.
To find out how you can become a valued member of the JMH Auxiliary, please call 860-684-8161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.