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AVH Auxiliary Contributes $1.7 Million

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The Antelope Valley Hospital (AVH) Auxiliary, a group of volunteers who fundraise for the hospital, presented a check for $70,000 to the Antelope Valley Healthcare District board of directors last night. This donation brings the auxiliary’s total contribution to the hospital to $1,729,709 in financial gifts and volunteer hours over the last year. In addition to last night’s donation, the Auxiliary has covered nearly $124,000 in salaries and benefits and provided $10,000 in scholarships to local high school seniors as well as donated more than 55,000 volunteer hours, which is valued at over $1.5 million.

Founded in 1957, the Auxiliary raises funds through the hospital gift shops, thrift shop, bake sale and other seasonal sales events. Past pledges have benefited the Women & Infants Pavilion, emergency department expansion, and state-of-the-art equipment for the critical care unit. This year’s donation will be used to support future hospital needs.

"Having been involved with Antelope Valley Hospital since 1968, I know firsthand how much our hospital means to the community," said Auxiliary President Judy Hutton. "Every member of the Auxiliary is honored to be able to support such an important organization, which makes a difference in the lives of our friends, neighbors and loved ones every day."

Anyone interested in joining the AV Hospital Auxiliary can call the volunteer services department at 661-949-5105.