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Creative genius honored for telling CARE Chest story


care-logo-300x85-4986358-9497928CARE Chest, a Northern Nevada non-profit that provides free medical resources for underserved clients, honored its supporters at the annual Giving Circle Luncheon this month at Reno’s Gas Lamp restaurant.

CARE Chest’s many financial supporters, including individual and foundation donors, have been the engine behind 25 years of growth and more than 120,000 local clients served.

Reno photographer Jeff Ross and video production professional Sam Breen and Tim Hosfeldt received honors for lending their “Creative Genius Telling the CARE Chest Story.” During the program photos and videos produced during 2014 were displayed for the approximately 50 attendees.

“As CARE Chest prepares to celebrate 25 years and more than 120,000 Northern Nevada clients served, we want to take a day to recognize the generous people and organizations that make it possible,” said Patti Meals, CARE Chest executive director.

“It takes a community of dedicated and generous supporters to survive and thrive in the non-profit world, and we are so thankful for Northern Nevada’s giving spirit,” Meals added.

1234068_10153244736485433_868534771_n-225x300-4014373-3634512Services that CARE Chest provides include: Medical Equipment, Prescription Assistance, Medical Nutrition, Diabetic Supplies and Prescriptions, Respiratory Equipment, Independent Living, and our newest program, Wellness Education. CARE Chest’s office and warehouse facility is located at 7910 North Virginia Street in Reno.

For more information on CARE Chest, visit www.CAREChest.org, or call 775-829-2273.

CARE Chest of Sierra Nevada, an entirely local nonprofit organization, offers free medical equipment, medical equipment and prescription assistance for low-income individuals and families in Northern Nevada who are uninsured or underinsured. Founded in 1990, CARE Chest’s programs fill medical resource gaps in our community. For more information about CARE Chest, please visit us at 7910 N. Virginia St., check CARE Chest’s website www.carechest.org, call 829-CARE (2273) or like on Facebook.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.