BUCKHANNON — Local church groups raised approximately $2,500 to provide box lunches for the entire staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital-WVU Medicine on Thursday, May 14 during the 2020 National Hospital Week.
Groups contributing to the lunches, prepared fresh locally by Fish Hawk Acres, include the Christian Golfers Association, the Tennerton United Methodist Charge including the Tennerton United Methodist Church, Mt. Hope United Methodist Church and the South Buckhannon United Methodist Charge including Rocky Fork United Methodist Church, Reger Chapel United Methodist Church, Mt. Olive United Methodist Church at Hinkleville and the Hampton United Methodist Church.
St. Joseph Hospital-WVU Medicine President Skip Gjolberg and Spiritual Leader Barry Moll thanked local pastors Mike Hinkle and Bob Anderson for their donation of more than 300 boxed lunches for employees in honor of their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gjolberg said he and St. Joseph Hospital employees really enjoyed the lunches and everyone’s generosity. Gjolberg said this time has been stressful for employees with preparations for any potential COVID-19 patients.