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Garage Sale Proceeds Complete Chapel Project Funding


TRMC-Foundation Garage Sale Proceeds Complete Chapel Funding


MOUNT PLEASANT, TX May 30, 2012 – The recent Titus Regional Medical Center-TRM Foundation Garage Sale raised enough money to meet the TRMC Chapel Renovation Project’s $25,000 goal.

The garage sale raised more than $5,500, all of which will go toward the chapel project. The project had previously raised more than $19,000, starting with $10,000 from the Foundation’s All is Bright events in December 2011. Since then, an additional $9,000 was collected through donations from community members, employees and local churches – an effort headed by TRMC Chaplains - as well as other fundraisers.

With the garage sale proceeds pushing the total raised to more than $25,400, the chapel project is expected to be fully funded.

The Foundation would like to express its appreciation to the dedicated group of volunteers from the TRMC Respiratory Department, TRMC Community Loyalty Team and the Chapel Renovation Committee, including Cindy Gaskin, Doris McCune, Allison Barnhill and Sharron Bonner and who took the lead on the garage sale event from start to finish.

“TRMC employees have again demonstrated the meaning of heart and teamwork in striving for and reaching an important goal,” said Foundation Coordinator Lynda Stringer. “We are excited for the work to begin on the hospital’s new chapel.”

Sharron Bonner, TRMC’s case management director and chairman of the Chapel Renovation Committee, said the kindness and caring of each employee who contributed, donated, and helped with the Garage Sale for the chapel project is “a great testament to the true heart of the TITUS team.”


“The warmest of thank yous can’t even begin to express what a wonderful group of loving people that strive each day to make a positive difference in the lives of the patients and families we care for daily,” Bonner said.

The new chapel will serve as a comforting sanctuary for patients’ families, TRMC chaplains, local clergy and the hospital staff who deal with heartbreaking situations on a daily basis.

Foundation Executive Director Gordon Hall said construction is expected to begin on the chapel project this summer.

 “The expansion in size and the renovations, including a stained glass window and pews, will significantly improve the hospital’s ability to serve the community in such a personal way,” Hall said.