ASHES Conference Attendees Present Donation to San Antonio Charity

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Conference attendees from the American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) of the American Hospital Association donated $1,256.94 to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul — San Antonio Chapter (SVDP).
As part of ASHES’ fourth annual Hearts and Hands Event, attendees were asked to donate $1 each to raise funds for the local charity. Sodexo Health Care Services and Wexford Labs, both ASHES sponsors, matched the donations raised. ASHES members, Sodexo and Wexford Labs raised a grand total of $3,770.82 for SVDP.
“Every day, good people wake up and try to make a difference in the world,” says Tina Cermignano, CHESP, ASHES president. “The Hearts and Hands Event at the annual conference gives the people that make up the ASHES organization an opportunity to make a difference in areas close to home.”
Cermignano presented the donation to Ruben Diaz, chairman of the SVDP board of directors, at the awards dinner during ASHES’ annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.
SVDP provides a wide variety of services to assist those in need, including the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room located near downtown San Antonio, where three meals are served Monday to Saturday and two meals are served on Sunday to homeless and hungry men, women and children. Since starting the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room in November 1985, more than four million meals have been served.

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Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.


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