News Release from Arkansas Children’s Hospital – January 14, 2014
Log A Load For Kids of Arkansas, a group of volunteers from the timber and logging industry, recently donated $500,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The funds, raised through events held in communities throughout the state, will benefit the hospital’s new Emergency Department.
Log A Load, which is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® program, is sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association in cooperation with the Arkansas Timber Producers Association. The Log A Load program began in Arkansas in 1993, and since that time, has raised more than $6.75 million for ACH.
“Log A Load is truly a grassroots organization, drawing from all segments of the logging and forestry community and beyond,” said Marcy Doderer, FACHE, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “Although the logging and forest products industry has gone through an extreme economic downturn in the last five years, Log A Load For Kids volunteers and donors continued to give generously and raise record amounts of money for ACH each year. We are so incredibly grateful.”
In 2008, the group pledged to support construction of the new Emergency Department (ED) in the ACH South Wing, which opened in 2012. The ED, which recorded 55,572 patient visits last year, is the only one in the state that provides comprehensive care for the sickest and most injured pediatric patients. The new ED was named in honor of Log A Load’s support.Content