84 Deserving Local Families Will Receive Decorated Trees at Eighth Annual Christmas Tree Giveaway at Wesley Health & Wellness Center
San Antonio (Dec. 18, 2020) – Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. – a private, faith-based not-for-profit dedicated to creating access to health care for low-income families and the uninsured – partnered with Methodist Healthcare System for the eighth consecutive year to donate 84 decorated Christmas trees to several underserved families in San Antonio. As part of their annual holiday celebrations, several departments of Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital and Methodist Metropolitan Hospital participate in a tree decorating contest. Following the competition, the trees, along with 50 wreaths decorated by Methodist Specialty & Transplant Hospital team members, were given to a families in need served by Methodist Healthcare Ministries. (View footage from the 2019 event.)
“This year’s Christmas Tree distribution is extra special to us. This is a tradition we know our patients and clients very much appreciate and for which we at Methodist Healthcare Ministries feel embodies our mission of ‘Serving Humanity to Honor God,’ so we took special care to ensure the trees could be transported and delivered in the safest way possible,” said Jaime Weslolowski, President & CEO at Methodist Healthcare Ministries. “We are incredibly grateful to the Methodist Healthcare System for putting so much of their time and energy into decorating these trees and sharing them with the families we serve, bringing hope and spreading holiday cheer at an especially challenging time for so many.”
The families receiving Christmas trees were selected from Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ existing patients and clients who receive care through its Parenting Programs, Recreation & Enrichemnt services, Behavioral Health and School Based Health Center in Schertz. Due to additional social distancing precautions put in place, the trees were delivered to the families in their vehicles through a dirve-thru distribution at the Wesley Health & Wellness Center.
About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Guided by its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ vision is to be the leader for improving wellness of the least served. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit www.mhm.org.