ROCKFORD (WREX) -
SwedishAmerican has raised $61,395 for families impacted by the devastating tornadoes that touched down April 9.
Employees were asked to give monetary donations starting Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17. In addition, the SwedishAmerican Foundation and SwedishAmerican Hospital promised to match all funds raised by employees.
The foundation split the donation and presented a check to both the Rochelle Community Foundation and the DeKalb Community Foundation.
"Our employees have some of the biggest hearts around and we are so thrilled to announce we collected more than $61,000 for individuals and families who need it most," says Laura Wilkinson, director of the foundation. "SwedishAmerican strongly cares for its community and this is just one way we can help our neighbors recover and rebuild from tragedy."
SwedishAmerican's Rochelle clinic also served as a site where people could drop off donated items.