BALLINGER – Ballinger Memorial Hospital Auxiliary voted at its January meeting to make a contribution to the Ballinger Memorial Hospital District Health Foundation.

BALLINGER – Ballinger Memorial Hospital Auxiliary voted at its January meeting to make a contribution to the Ballinger Memorial Hospital District Health Foundation. These funds will be utilized by the BMHD Health Foundation to meet its goal of raising $25,000 by February 28, 2018. BMHD Health Foundation has been awarded a dollar for dollar matching grant by The Meadows Foundation of Dallas, Texas. The grant funds are stipulated for use towards the replacement of two ambulances used by Ballinger EMS. The Meadows Foundation has committed to match dollar-for-dollar funds up to $25,000 which are raised by BMHD Health Foundation during the period of September 8, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

Ballinger Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has graciously contributed towards the support of Ballinger Memorial Hospital District for many years. Throughout each year, the Auxiliary holds several fundraisers including two main annual events, a Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon and a Taco Pile On. For the last several years, the Auxiliary has also hosted annual bed sheet sales to raise funds and, in 2017, hosted two of these events which contributed to its recent donation to the Health Foundation. The Auxiliary’s 2018 Taco Pile On is set for Tuesday, April 24, at the First Baptist Church in Ballinger. Please keep reading for an exciting event planned for 1 p.m. on April 24 directly after the Taco Pile On!

BMHD Health Foundation continues to work diligently to secure $25,000 of funds raised between September 8, 2017 and February 28, 2018 in order to ensure that a total of $50,000 is applied to loans currently in place on the two new ambulances. Efforts to secure $25,000 in funding commitments have included additional grant applications, fundraisers, and direct donations. Presently underway are sales of raffle tickets for a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) as well as plans and ticket sales for the Boots & Bling Gala to be held on February 24. The raffle tickets for the UTV are $20 each and the UTV can be seen in the lobby of Keel Drug Store. To purchase UTV raffle tickets or Boots & Bling Gala tickets, please contact BMHD at 325-365-2531. Immediately following the completion of Ballinger Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Taco Pile On lunch set for Tuesday, April 24, at the First Baptist Church in Ballinger, BMHD Health Foundation will draw the winner of the Utility Terrain Vehicle!

To contribute specifically to the dollar for dollar match grant, please send your donation marked “BALLINGER EMS PROJECT” to: BMHD Health Foundation, PO Box 617, Ballinger, TX 76821. BMHD Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations will be tax deductible.

BMHD Health Foundation along with the BMHD Board of Directors, Administration and Staff are honored by the dedication, support and trust of members of the Ballinger Memorial Hospital Auxiliary as they commit funds to the Hospital District. Additionally, we greatly appreciate all contributions to the Ballinger EMS Project and truly believe that its completion is vital for the health, safety, and peace of mind of BMHD patients and staff.