On March 26, 2012 we presented a total of $3031.44 to the American Red Cross offices in Louisville with the designation for assisting the Henryville, IN tornado disaster.
Immediately upon hearing of the tragedy of the Henryville tornado, Mark Prussian, CEO of The Eye Care Institute, set up a matching program for American Red Cross donations. Prussian placed signs around our offices offering a $1,000 match for monies turned in here for the benefit of the American Red Cross.
One patient, affiliated with the Lydia Middleton School in Madison, Indiana contacted us to ask if group donations count toward the $1,000. Of course, the answer was a resounding yes. A few days later the school PTO sent a check to us for the American Red Cross in the amount of $548.44. We were told these funds were collected primarily by their students.
In our lobbies, our patients and employees donated $483. One Texas-based medic al device manufacturer, in the process of attempting to develop a new medical procedure, added $1,000 to the donation total.
Prussian said we are grateful to be able to provide so much eye care to residents of Southern Indiana. At this difficult time, it is, therefore, our responsibility to give back to the community.