RED WING, Minn. — Local nonprofit organizations will receive an early holiday gift from Mayo Clinic Health System.
Mayo Clinic Health System donated $5,000 to the newly opened Hope and Harbor Shelter in Goodhue County, Minnesota. The shelter, which is sponsored by several area churches, used the donation to purchase new towels and sleeping mats, and other necessities. The shelter will be open during the winter to provide emergency shelter for homeless people.
Mayo Clinic Health System also donated $8,000 to the United Way to provide education and awareness events in Lake City and Cannon Falls, Minnesota, about mental health and wellness. Mayo Clinic Health System partnered with Goodhue County's "Make It OK" campaign in 2019 to show the documentary "Angst" in several communities and schools. Community forums and panel discussions about mental health also were held. This donation will help ensure that mental health and wellness education opportunities continue to serve the needs of community members.
"In this season of giving, we are grateful to be able to support community partners who work with us to help serve our communities and their greatest needs," says Brian Whited, M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls, Lake City and Red Wing.
Press ContactKristy Jacobson