Fifty-six legislators won donations for charities in their communities during the Tennessee Health Care Association's annual "Partnering for Charity" event, including Rep. Eddie Bass, who won $100, which he is dividing between the senior citizens centers in Marshall and Giles counties.
The lawmakers spun a prize wheel to earn $8,450 in contributions to charities of their choice throughout the state. Each year, the charity giveaway is a highlight of THCA's Legislative Conference, an event that brings long-term care professionals together with state lawmakers to discuss what it takes to provide quality services for the state's elderly and disabled.
"Each year, our members look forward to partnering with their legislators to raise money for charities in their communities," THCA's executive director Ron Taylor said. "In addition to providing care to the sick and elderly, and jobs in their communities, this is one more way that nursing homes can give back to the towns they serve. In these trying times, charities need donations more than ever, and it's a privilege to work with our legislators to provide much-needed funds to charities across the state."
Among the charities receiving donations this year were Boys and Girls Clubs, the American Cancer Society, and United Way. Local senior centers, libraries, schools, churches, and other organizations were also chosen for donations.