Employees of GCS Credit Union wore camo and jeans while donating a check this month for $1,080 to Alton Memorial Hospital, to be used toward the purchase of a new ambulance. From left: Marlene Lewis, AMH Development office; Sarah Gebke, GCS Community Relations representative; Dave Braasch, AMH president; Lauren McGee, GCS Marketing and Business Development manager; Rusty Ingram, AMH director of Business Development; Tammy Wofford, GCS chief financial officer and senior vice president; Cyndi Wilfong, GCS Branch Services manager; Keith Burton, GCS president/CEO; Matt Parrott, GCS Business Development representative; Peggy Carson, GCS Member Service representative; Lyn Harper, GCS branch manager; and Jason Bowman, AMH EMS manager.
ALTON – GCS Credit Union employees joined together to raise $1,080 in the month of April to benefit the Duck Pluckers, Deer Skinners & Fish Hookers Ball, a fund-raiser to purchase state-of-the-art ambulances for Alton Memorial Hospital.
The new ambulances with camo doors feature the Bluetooth advantage for performing EKG tests while in route to the hospital, saving valuable time and saving lives.
In an ongoing effort to support the local community, GCS employees participate in Jeans Days each month. In exchange for a donation of $15 or more, employees are allowed to wear jeans on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of April.
Thanks to the new state-of-the-art ambulances at Alton Memorial Hospital, nearly 3,893 patients suffering from chest pain and 341 patients in cardiac arrest had the Bluetooth advantage for a good outcome. To date, more than 58,000 people in our community have benefited from the camo door ambulances made possible by the Duck Pluckers Ball.
The annual event is held at NILO Farms in Brighton. With a dress code of camo and waders, attendees enjoy a shooting competition, steak dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing to the Glendale Riders. Since the Duck Pluckers Ball was first held in 2009, more than $410,000 has been raised for the purchase of state-of-the-art ambulances.
The 2017 Duck Pluckers Ball will be held on June 3. If you are interested in sponsoring or attending the Duck Pluckers Ball, contact the AMH Development office at (618) 463-7701.