Sutter Health Donates $150,000 to Help Victims of Angora Fire in South Lake Tahoe
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 13, 2007
Sutter Health, a not-for-profit network of physicians, hospitals, and other health care service providers, today announced a donation of $150,000 to the American Red Cross in support of emergency response and long-term recovery efforts in South Lake Tahoe following the devastation left by the Angora fire.
"Caregivers across our network were deeply moved by both the destruction caused by this fire and the amazing resiliency of our neighbors in South Lake Tahoe," said Sutter Health President and CEO Patrick Fry. "It's our hope that this donation will help them rebuild their lives."
Sutter Health physicians and hospitals share a common commitment to creating healthier communities through programs and services that respond to community needs. In 2006, the network invested $483 million in these programs, as well as in charity care.
"We also hope this contribution, on behalf of Sutter-affiliated organizations across Northern California, will encourage other businesses to get involved in this relief effort or in other community commitments any way they can," concluded Fry.
The Angora fire burned 242 homes, 67 commercial buildings and charred approximately 3,100 acres.