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Christmas Tree Donation: Methodist Healthcare provides holiday cheer to underserved families

MEDIA ADVISORY

Christmas Tree Donation: Methodist Healthcare provides holiday cheer to underserved families

San Antonio – Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., the largest private, faith-based funding source for health care services in South Texas, will partner with Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital for the third consecutive year to donate nearly 60 decorated Christmas trees to several underserved families in San Antonio. As part of their holiday celebrations, several departments of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital participate in a tree decorating contest. Following the competition, the trees are donated to Methodist Healthcare Ministries to give to a family in need.

"We are delighted to be able to provide our clients with some holiday cheer this season. Christmas is a time of compassion and giving, and that's what these trees symbolize. We are grateful for the generosity of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, and the joy this donation will bring many families," expressed Oanh Maroney-Omitade, vice president of clinical operations at Methodist Healthcare Ministries.

WHO: Methodist Healthcare Ministries; Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital

WHAT: Christmas tree donation for nearly 60 underserved families

WHERE: Wesley Health & Wellness Center (1406 Fitch Street)

WHEN: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

WHY: Spreading Christmas cheer through the donation of Christmas trees to the needy

PHOTO OPS / INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Families receiving a decorated, artificial Christmas tree
  • Interview with Oanh Maroney-Omitade, vice president of community health programs at Methodist Healthcare Ministries or delegate
  • Interview(s) with family receiving tree

MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica C. Muñoz, Director of Communications, 210-776-4525 or jmunoz1@mhm.org

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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 providing medical, dental and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. The mission of the organization is "Serving Humanity to Honor God" by improving the physical, mental and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas Conference area of The United Methodist Church. 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

View footage from the first tree donation event: