On behalf of Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter staff, volunteers and board of directors, we would like to say THANK YOU to all Magnolia Regional Health Center employees for choosing the shelter as their 2017 charity of the year! We appreciate the support the MRHC Giving Committee members have provided us so far and we want to assure all MRHC employees and providers have made the right choice this year. MRHC employee payroll contributions and other fundraising events will help the shelter meet goals, pay bills and save the abused, neglected, abandoned and injured animals in Corinth and Alcorn County. We were “blown away” when we first found out the shelter was chosen as the hospital’s charity of the year. We can’t believe how blessed we are! Thank you Magnolia Regional Health Center!


(This story by Zack Steen originally appeared in the Daily Corinthian and is appearing here with permission.)

In the business of giving, employees with the local hospital plan to give even more in 2017.

Magnolia Regional Health Center employees chose the Corinth-Alcorn Animal Shelter as their local charity of the year earlier this month.

The MRHC Giving Committee took a site visit of the shelter on Monday, and Magnolia Foundation Executive Director Tracy Moore said she believes the employees made the right choice this year.

“I think everyone knows just how much help the shelter needs … now more than ever,” said Moore. “It was really an overwhelming response. The amount of our employees who want to help the shelter is amazing and we’re looking forward to helping in any way we can this year.”

Each December the Giving Committee hosts a Charity Fair where hospital employees get to learn more about the many local charities in the Crossroads area. Employees then vote for the local outside charity they would like to support for the coming year.

“We have set a fundraising goal and will work towards that throughout the year allowing employees to give through payroll contributions and other fundraising events,” said Moore.

The Giving Committee has already decided their first act of business with the shelter.

“We are going to begin first working towards raising money to buy 70 to 80 Igloo dog houses for the big dogs housed at the shelter,” added Moore. “We have been told that is one of their greatest needs right now.”

Shelter Volunteer Director Charlotte Doehner said she was “blown away” when she first found out the shelter was chosen as the hospital’s charity of the year.

“We can’t believe how blessed we are,” she said. “The support of not only the hospital, but the hospital’s staff, is pretty amazing. We are so very thankful.”

Former MRHC Giving Committee local charities have included Relay For Life and United Way of Corinth.

Moore said 2017 will mark the first year the local shelter has been chosen.