Pictured (Left to Right): Jenniemae Price, CCCOA Board Member, Jimmy Hiott, Colleton Medical Center CEO, Mary Wrighten CCCOA Board Chairperson, Everlena Brown, CCCOA Executive Director

Colleton Medical Center (CMC) team members rolled up their sleeves to donate blood on April 6. The blood drive also served as a Care Like Family event for the CMC Team with a $20 donation, per donor, to the Colleton County Council on Aging’s Home Delivered Meals Program.

In addition to impacting 61 lives with blood donation, CMC raised $420 to cover the cost of 105 prepared meals for seniors in Colleton County. But Team Colleton didn’t stop there and held a pop-top food drive for seniors. Understanding that some may have conditions that prevent them from doing tasks that we take for granted, like using a can-opener, the CMC team donated items that could be opened with one hand such as individually packaged snacks and pop-top cans of soup, fruit, meat, vegetables, etc.

“At Colleton Medical Center we live our mission statement, “Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life,” said Jimmy Hiott, Colleton Medical Center CEO. “This combined blood drive and food drive is just one example of how our team cares for and shows up for our community.”

In total Colleton Medical Center provided over 200 meals for seniors in Colleton County, helping them to remain independent for as long as possible.