$1000 donation for PCMC

$1,000 kick starts emergency room Building Fund

Video courtesy: Tiffany Edwards-Hunt, Big Island Chronicle

PAHOA, Hawaii: The dream of getting an emergency room service in Puna just took a step closer to reality, thanks to a local business.

Island Naturals Pahoa has kick-started the Puna Community Medical Center’s emergency room Building Fund with a $1,000 donation. Store Manager Kai Sorte and owner Russell Ruderman presented an over-sized check to PCMC staff and board members on Thursday, July 19 in front of PCMC’s urgent care clinic in the Pahoa Marketplace.

This video comes to us courtesy ex-president PCMC Tiffany Edwards-Hunt, the editor of Big Island Chronicle.

Ruderman – who is a candidate for state senate in this years election – and Daniel DiDomizio, PCMC’s Director of Clinical Operations, say the check is a good start.

Also on hand – 106 years young, Sara Mae Landers, and her daughter Sara Burgess, who said that thanks to PCMC, her mother is here today…

Right after the presentation, Board President Rene Siracusa and board Treasurer Steve Sparks took the oversized check across the parking lot to CU Hawaii to officially open the Building Fund account.

Future fundraising events are planned. On Saturday, August 4th, there will be a rummage sale in the Pahoa Cash and Carry parking lot starting at 7 am. On Friday, August 31st, a concert and art auction will take place at the Hawaiian Sanctuary at mile marker 12 on Hwy. 130.