Monongahela Valley Hospital Staff Appreciates Community Generosity

The Monongahela Valley is a unique region that is home to people and businesses that truly value their neighbors and take pride in their community. During this pandemic, the staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital has witnessed firsthand the outpouring of community generosity and support. From handmade masks and other personal protective equipment to pizzas and individually wrapped snacks, the community is looking out for the hospital.

"Words cannot adequately express how appreciative we are of the outpouring of kindness we are receiving," said Melissa Marion, CFRE, director of The Monongahela Valley Hospital Foundation. "We've had individuals call to inquire about how they can help with our greatest needs; businesses arrange to deliver meals for our staff; and organizations sew and donate face masks to protect our staff. We are truly grateful to everyone for their donations."

Individuals, businesses and organizations who wish to donate to the Hospital are encouraged to visit the MVH Foundation website, or contact Mrs. Marion directly at 724-258-1855 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. By contacting the Foundation, donors will be assured that someone will be available to receive their donations - including on weekends. In addition, MVH will have a record of the donations so that proper recognition can be given and letters can be sent for tax purposes.

"It is important that we know about donations in advance - especially food donations - to ensure that someone will be available to receive the items," Mrs. Marion explained. "Also, we try to coordinate deliveries for when our staff will be breaking for lunch or dinner because certain foods need to be kept at proper temperatures to prevent foodborne illnesses."