In the spirit of the holiday season, PriMed providers and MED3OOO employees donated over 100 items including sleeping bags and bedtime bags for a Sleeping Bag Give-Away event held on December 15 by the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. Two-thousand coats, 200 sleeping bags and 500 gift bags were distributed to the homeless and working poor at the event.
Healthcare providers from PriMed, a multi-specialty physician group with over 115 providers and 37 locations in Connecticut and employees of MED3OOO, a national provider of healthcare management and technology services with an office in Shelton, participated in the donation campaign. Employees filled 48 children’s bags with stuffed animals, books and toothbrushes and toothpaste as well as collected 56 sleeping bags, winter coats and other misc. items for the event.
“Bridgeport Rescue Mission is truly grateful for these gifts which not only warmed weary bodies but warmed hearts as well. This outpouring of generosity tells our residents and guests that they’re cared for and loved,” said Bridgeport Rescue Mission Executive Director Terry Wilcox.
“The success of this campaign depended on the generosity of the employees and this surely was the case in their donation of so many items such as sleeping bags, children’s bags and coats. Giving back to those in need in our community is truly a rewarding experience for us,” said PriMed’s Director of Practice Development Stacey Porto.