The Tri-County Health Care Foundation hosted Give Day on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. This event kicked off the formation of a new annual support committee dedicated to raising funds for special projects at Tri-County Health Care.

This year, the committee set a goal to raise money for a new ultra-violet robot capable of disinfecting hospital rooms. This machine is incredibly effective at removing germs and viruses, including COVID-19, from various surfaces, according to a Tri-County news release.

Inaugural members were invited to join the committee by donating $100 or more. In addition to contributing to a worthy cause, founding members will officially name the club and are invited to exclusive events.

The committee received a $3,000 matching challenge donation from Sourcewell and a $2,000 matching challenge donation from the Wadena Lions Club. Thanks to the generous donations, the committee reached the fundraising goal of $10,000.

Members joining the committee were placed in a raffle for a personalized UV light designed for disinfecting items like cellphones and car keys. Out of 35 donors, Wayne Wolden was named the winner.

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The committee is accepting new members. For more information, contact executive director Ryan Damlo by phone at 218-632-8148 or email at ryan.damlo@tchc.org.

For more information about the Foundation, visit TCHC.org/Foundation. For regular updates on events, follow Tri-County Health Care on Facebook.