Kittmer Enterprises and Forman Electric presented a joint donation of $5,000 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation on Tuesday to go towards its Someone I Know capital campaign. This week the campaign surpassed $2.5 million raised, the halfway mark of its $5 million goal. Forman Electric owner and founder Andy Forman said he and Tom Kittmer, owner and founder of Kittmer Enterprises in Harrington, “were just talking one day and we thought we should donate. Maybe it’ll spread the word a bit and get some other people on board.” Kittmer, in his 20th year in business, has personal experience receiving top notch service at the hospital; after being stung by a bee, “I found that I was allergic,” he said. “I came here and they helped me out very well. Now I carry EpiPens.” Hospital foundation board chair John McIntosh gave his appreciation to the businesses for partnering up on their donation. “Other businesses and individuals will see this and say ‘hey, we can help out too’,” he said. Pictured are, from left, vice-chair of the hospital board Pat Craigmile, hospital foundation board chair John McIntosh, Tom Kittmer of Kittmer Enterprises, hospital foundation fundraising coordinator Kirsta Linklater, and Andy Forman of Forman Electric.
Yesterday, representatives from Veterinary Purchasing Co. Ltd. in St. Marys presented a cheque for $200,000 to the St. Marys Memorial Hospital Foundation as part of its ongoing Someone I Know capital campaign. The donation will support a portable digital X-Ray machine as well as a refresh of the diagnostic imaging waiting area. Pictured, from left, are Veterinary Purchasing CFO Pat Hinnegan, regulatory compliance manager Stacey MacNeil, and CEO Rick Culbert, hospital foundation fundraising coordinator Krista Linklater, hospital foundation board chair John McIntosh, board vice-chair Pat Craigmile, and Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance CEO Andrew Williams.