Partners of Crossing Rivers Health approve a donation to Monona Jr. Feeders 4-H Club

Partners of Crossing Rivers Health recently contributed $1,000 to the Monona Jr. Feeders 4-H Club for a community service project. Partners encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships to make a positive difference in the lives of the people in our community. The Monona Jr. Feeders 4-H Club used the funds to help purchase fleece that made 48 blankets for pediatric trauma and Emergency Room patients at Crossing Rivers Health. Fourteen parents and twenty-five club members participated in the blanket-tying day.

Community service has always been an important part of the 4-H experience. In the 4-H pledge, members state they will strive to use their head, heart, hands, and health to improve their club, community, country, and world. Involvement in community service is a great way for kids to practice their social and leadership skills. It also builds discipline, provides self-satisfaction, fosters respect for others, and promotes civic responsibility.

Several employees from Crossing Rivers Health are actively involved in the Monona Jr. Feeders 4-H Club. Beth Henkes, RN, 4-H leader has been a 4-H mom for 21 years; Tammy Thompson, Cardiac Rehabilitation Manager, is involved with her sons (Jorey is pictured); along with Sarah Nuehring, Nurse informaticist; and Betsy Hudson, Medical Lab Scientist, Clover Kids leader, along with her sons, who are in Clover Kids.