This week is National Volunteer Week and one group of volunteers from Panama City continues to give back, even during their own app recitation luncheon. Tuesday, Bay Medical Center hosted a luncheon for their volunteers at the Holly Center at FSU Panama City. The volunteer program for the hospital, called the Bay Medical Auxiliary, donated $80,000 to the St. Andrew Community Medical Center. The clinic is a low cost clinic that helps less fortunate people with medical services and medications. Both medical centers utilize volunteers to the fullest and that's the reason the check was presented at Tuesday's volunteer appreciation luncheon. The auxiliary program earns the money through the gift shop and the uniform shop at the hospital.
Tom Sontag is the President of the Auxiliary Program. He said, "last year was the first time and we had $72,000 last year and $80,000 this year so we don't know how long this money is going to last but we will do it as long as we can."
Carole Summey is the Director of the St. Andrew Community Medical Center and said, "it means a lot, this will help us for a who year buy medications, wholesale for our patients"
Last year, the St. Andrew Community Medical Center was able to fill nearly 7,000 prescriptions and they say they couldn't do it without the help from Bay Medical.