Contact: Emily Weatherly
In late October, Cuero Regional Hospital and Cuero Home Health kicked off a blanket drive for the elderly with a goal of collecting 100 blankets to distribute to seniors in the area. Many seniors find it challenging to stay warm during the chilly Texas winter months, especially those on a fixed income. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures can cause major complications, even death for the elderly. Blankets are a way to provide some control to utility costs, as well as help to maintain normal body temperatures.
The “Share the Warmth” blanket drive ended on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 and over 330 blankets were donated. We would like to thank those individuals, businesses and employees of Cuero Health for their donations – what an amazing response from our community! We especially want to note the large blanket donations we received from Cuero Medical Clinic (over 50 blankets), City of Cuero (32 blankets), TrustTexas Bank (20 blankets), The Victoria College nursing students (20 blankets), Faye Sheppard (24 blankets), St. Paul Lutheran Church-Yorktown (22 blankets) and two donors that requested to remain anonymous (14 blankets each). Those wishing to receive a blanket are asked to call Cuero Home Health to place a request. Blankets will be handed out until donations are exhausted. We sincerely thank all that participated in the blanket drive. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our seniors.
-April Chapman, Cuero Home Health