Casual for a Cause is just one of the ways that Rooks County Health Center (RCH) employees are giving back to the community and National Dog Day, held on August 26, was the inspiration for the latest effort by RCH staff.
National Dog Day promotes adoption of rescue dogs and the support of local pet shelters.
In exchange for the chance to dress down on a work day RCH, Doctors Without Delay and Post Rock Family Medicine staff donated cash and over 100 pounds of supplies which were given to The Animal Hospital in Plainville and Central Veterinary Services in Stockton to help care for pets waiting for adoption.
Since its inception, Casual for a Cause days have supported the local food banks and children’s services by donating hundreds of pounds of food, school and home necessities and hundreds of dollars for grocery story gift cards.
AJ Thomas, the CEO of RCH expressed his gratitude for the many community projects that hospital employees undertake, saying “I’m proud to work in such a caring environment. We all encourage each other to go the extra mile, not just in the healthcare that we deliver here at the hospital, but also when we take that caring and commitment out into the community, to show our appreciation and gratitude for the support that we get from our friends and neighbors”.