Columbia County Chamber Foundation Makes Donation To Local Hospitals

Friday, December 17th, 2021

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Foundation will be presenting a $5,000 check on behalf of the entire business community to each of the three area hospitals; Augusta University Health, Doctors Hospital, and University Health Care System. In an effort to show appreciation for our frontline workers, the check presentation will be Wednesday, December 15 and Friday, December 17.

The Chamber launched a “Text to Give” campaign at their Annual Banquet at the beginning of May 2021. The campaign’s goal was to give back to show gratitude to the frontline workers that have sacrificed so much over the last year.

The names of all donors will be included in the letter delivered to the hospital foundations with the check. The donors include: ADP, Alison South, Amazon, Blanchard & Calhoun, Georgia Power, Meybohm, Queensborough National Bank & Trust Company, Credit Union, Cordell Carter, Beth Drunkenmiller, DC, Tiffany Heitzman, Robert Kelly, Kimberly Lahodny, Beth McLeod and Adam Williams.

 “The doctors and nurses at our hospitals have been integral in getting us through this pandemic,” said Russell Lahodny, President and CEO of the Columbia County Chamber. “Whether it was caring for the sick or vaccinating our community, they have made it possible to keep our businesses open. We now have an opportunity to show our appreciation for all they have done for us.”