Employees Donate Christmas Gifts for Local Families

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DELAND, Fla., December 19, 2017 On Dec. 14, Florida Hospital DeLand employees gathered for a special prayer and celebration to bless a stack of gifts, which they purchased and donated to local families in need.

The donated gifts will be delivered to 20 families at the House Next Door, giving 50 kids presents to unwrap this Christmas.

This is what the Christmas season is all about: giving of ourselves to others. Im so proud of our employees and their loving hearts for sharing these blessings with others in need, said Lorenzo Brown, Florida Hospital DeLand CEO. Without these gifts, many of these families would go without anything to unwrap on Christmas day.

Before sending the gifts to families in need at the House Next Door, the hospital employees gathered in fellowship to bless the gifts before their donation.

The House Next Door has served more than 50,000 families since 1976, assisting parents in retaining, or in many cases achieving for the first time, strong positive parental leadership and respectful relationships within the family. The programs at The House Next Door serve children in school, the community and their home.

About Florida Hospital DeLand

Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital DeLand has 164-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees.

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