SAN ANTONIO, TX – After more than 100 seniors living in the Aurora Apartments were forced from their homes this week due to a bed bug infestation, the WellMed Charitable Foundation reached out to provide bath towels and wash cloths to elderly residents.
The Foundation is asking more than 2,000 WellMed employees in the San Antonio area for donations of:
WellMed, a senior-focused health care company based in the Alamo City, is the philanthropic partner of the WellMed Charitable Foundation.
Also, anyone wishing to donate these items may drop off supplies during regular business hours at any of the 25 San Antonio-area WellMed clinics all next week. Donations also will be accepted at WellMed’s corporate headquarters at 8637 Fredericksburg, Ste. 100. Clinics are accepting donations through the end of March.
Many seniors had to leave behind personal belongings affected by the infestation of bed bugs and cockroaches at the high-rise complex on Howard Street, just north of downtown. After speaking to property owners, who committed to purchasing new mattresses for every resident, Foundation officials pledged to help out with the most immediate needs of bath towels and wash cloths.
For more information, please contact Brittany Pratt, WellMed Director of Social Responsibility, at 210-313-8951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WellMed Charitable Foundation (www.wellmedgives.org) is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization that supports seniors and their caregivers with special emphasis on wellness, prevention and living with chronic illness. Established in 2006 by Dr. George M. Rapier III, a noted physician and the Chairman of the Board, the Foundation has contributed millions of dollars to Texas-based non-profit groups. The Foundation oversees several initiatives benefiting seniors and caregivers, including Caregiver SOS resource centers, the Caregiver Teleconnection, and senior center health and wellness programs.
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