East Tennessee Medical Group raised money for their United Way campaign by enjoying an evening at the movies and inviting Blount families to join them.
The group gathered at The Palace Theater in downtown Maryville for a showing of the animated feature “Rio,” said Sherry Reagan, director of Human Resources at ETMG.
“We had a good time,” she said of the Aug. 13 screening. “We had 50 there, and everybody had a good time - the adults and children alike. It was a funny family movie.”
Reagan said the ETMG staffers have been working hard on different fundraisers. “We have had so many fundraiser that I’m happy with the campaign all together,” she said. “It has actually been great. We are overwhelmed with the support, and I think we are going to raise more than last year. We are over $11,000 now, and we have less than 200 employees. I think we’ve done pretty well.”
Reagan said ETMG staff has been doing United Way campaigns for several years, and everyone always works to help the less fortunate. “This is the most giving group of employees. When they see a need, they take care of it.”
During the United Way CANpaign food drive, Reagan said employees collected 1,600 pounds of food. “We filled up an F-250 truck, so that was very rewarding for employees,” she said.