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November 26, 2018 2 min read

Our Week 3 Donation

Blue Ridge Health

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For our 3rd week of the 52 Weeks of Giving, we donated this 5 x 8 Muragan Embossed rug to Blue Ridge Health. Blue Ridge Health is a health clinic that has been operating for over 50 years throughout Western North Carolina. They provide a wide range of services such as family medicine, dentistry and behavioral health. The rug was donated as a part of their Moving Mountains for Health fundraiser held September 29, 2018. We received this thank you letter from Blue Ridge Health's Chief Executive Officer, Richard Hudspeth, MD:

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Agarwal:

On behalf of Blue Ridge Health, thank you for your in-kind gift of a 5' x 8' Muragan Embossed Rug which was a wonderful item that we were able to offer at our 2018 Moving Mountains for Health event on September 29, 2018. Your gift was an integral part of the process we used to award the prize.

While, according to IRS regulations, we will not be allowed to declare the value of your donation, we can say that, but for your generosity, we likely would have had to expend approximately $1,600.00 for what you gave as an in-kind contribution. These are dollars saved which we are able to apply directly to support the programs and services we provide.

The funds raised at this event exceeded $106,000.00. Based on the average cost of care for a family of four funds will provide all needed medical, dental, pharmacy and behavior health services for over 263 patient visits.

The mission of Blue Ridge Health is to provide quality health care that is accessible affordable for all. You are an essential part of this mission. As we strive to help those most in need, please know that we are truly grateful for your support.

If you have any questions, please call Kathryn McConnell at 828.233.2209. Again, thank you.


Richard Hudspeth, MD.

We are happy that our 52 Weeks of Giving has already benefited so many in our local community, and we look forward to the future success stories in the upcoming weeks. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for further updates on 52 Weeks of Giving.

Dr. Scott Donaldson was in shock when the "Mountain" was turned around to reveal the rug icon. Later in the evening as he was rolling up his new rug, he was quite excited as it matched the decor in his home office.

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