GE Healthcare Donates $25,000 to United Way of Florence County
Florence, S.C. – GE Healthcare donated $25,000 to United Way of Florence County to address urgent community needs.
GE Healthcare strives to “improve lives in moments that matter” and has designated these funds to Lighthouse Ministries and Mercy Medicine Free Clinic to provide basic needs and care to individuals impacted by COVID-19.
“Our main mission at Lighthouse Ministries is to help Florence County families who find themselves in a financial crisis with rent, utilities, and life-sustaining prescription medications. A lot of the families we serve live week to week, not paycheck to paycheck, often with a minimum wage job,” said Cecilia Meggs, Executive Director of Lighthouse Ministries. “Right now, it is even more of a crisis because they have lost their jobs, or their pay has been reduced. This funding will help us to serve families that have been directly impacted by COVID-19, keeping them in their homes and preventing them from becoming homeless”.
With these funds, GE Healthcare is living out their purpose by maximizing their ability to deliver critical medical devices and services around the world, and by caring for their neighbors.
“This gift will certainly help us bridge the gap during this time as our expenses, as with other non-profits, continues,” said Wayne Jackson, Executive Director of Mercy Medicine Free Clinic. “On behalf of the staff, volunteers, and governing board of the Mercy Medicine Free Clinic I thank the employees of our local General Electric manufacturing facility for this wonderful donation.”