For Immediate Release November 01, 2016

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health’s foundations are joining together to promote Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

UM Shore Regional Health supports three different foundation organizations including Chester River Health Foundation, Dorchester General Hospital Foundation and Memorial Hospital Foundation. These foundations rely on their community’s support and generosity to continue to improve and upgrade their local hospital’s equipment and technology for the benefit of patients. In addition to equipment for the hospitals and various outpatient sites in their respective communities, it is through donations that the foundations have been able to support hospital staff through partial and full scholarships to further educate and improve the quality of care that patients receive.

By participating in Giving Tuesday, celebrated locally this year on each Tuesday throughout the months of November and December, UM Shore Regional Health’s foundations hope to raise awareness of the vital role philanthropy plays in providing local healthcare and to encourage community members to make a donation to support patient care at their local hospitals and outpatient sites before the end of the calendar year.

Charitable donations can be made through the following:

Chester River Health Foundation
100 Brown Street
Chestertown, MD  21620
410-810-5660
Online Giving

Dorchester General Hospital Foundation
P.O. Box 439 Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-5511, ext. 5401

Memorial Hospital Foundation
PO Box 1846
Easton, MD 21601
410-822-1000, ext. 5763
On-line Giving -- http://ummhfoundation.org/givingtuesday/