EDGEWOOD, KY (FOX19) - Since launching an internal campaign last week to help victims of the tornados that came through Northern Kentucky on March 2, St. Elizabeth Healthcare has raised $75,000 toward the tornado relief fund.
St. Elizabeth associates donated more than $37,000 in just over a week, with an average donation of more than $100. Included in the donations were two separate $2,000 gifts from the Florence and Ft. Thomas Auxiliaries, which are fundraising arms of the hospitals.
St. Elizabeth initially offered to donate up to $25,000 from the healthcare system in a dollar-for-dollar match for the campaign. The overwhelming response from associates prompted the healthcare system to increase its pledge to match every dollar that was donated. The combined amount for the relief fund of $75,000 will be sent to the local chapter of the American Red Cross, which is delivering assistance to those in need as a result of this disaster.