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Kudos: Sierra Surgery Hospital donates to Austin’s House

Provided to the TribuneEmployees of Sierra Surgery Hospital and Hettrick Electric deliver a trailer full of donations to Austin's House. Pictured left to right is Niki Vanderdoes, Diane Primka, Brent Hettrick, Denise Howell, Corrie McLaren, Kathleen Miller, Jo Vanderdoes and Paula Hennefer.

Sierra Surgery Hospital in Carson City adopted the children at Austin’s House for this holiday season. Decorative boxes were placed around the hospital to collect food, toys, blankets, pillows, teddy bears, books and presents. The response was tremendous as all 170 employees and the doctors made very generous donations throughout December. A large trailer provided by Hettrick Electric was needed to deliver all of the gifts to Austin’s House on the Monday before Christmas.

This is another fine example of our generous community coming to the aid of children in crisis. Sierra Surgery Hospital also thoughtfully purchased gifts for the staff at Austin’s House. The sheer volume of the donation overwhelmed Kathleen Miller, executive director at Austin’s House and her assistant, Paula Hennefer. There were tears of joy when they were handed an envelope containing gift cards and $1,400 in cash donations. It was a very heartwarming experience.

Austin’s House would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of the employees and doctors at Sierra Surgery Hospital. You can be sure that your gifts will brighten the days of all the children in crisis placed at Austin’s House.

Austin’s House is the only emergency children’s shelter in rural Northern Nevada. Austin’s House provides services and care for up to 10 children at a time from infants to age 18. The children are placed at Austin’s House after being removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. These children in crisis have no place else to go. Austin’s House provides the basic living necessities including proper nutrition, hygiene, rest, nurturing, recreation, companionship, education and life skills training.

The current recession has greatly affected Austin’s House. We truly need continued support from you to keep the doors open. If you would like more information about making a donation to Austin’s House, please call (775) 267-6711 or visit on http://www.austinshouse.org.

Conrad Buedel, Austin’s House

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