ORANGE CITY, Fla., December 20, 2019 – On Dec. 12, AdventHealth Fish Memorial donated Christmas gifts for 200 kids with the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Donations included items such as board games, stuffed animals, art supplies, small electronics and gift cards.
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home was established in 1908 to provide a home for orphans and other underserved children. Today it serves as a diverse ministry with two campuses that include residential, therapeutic group, foster and emergency shelter care. The organization also provides independent living assistance and a community child care center.
“The gifts will help to make a merry Christmas for all of the children in our care,” said Mark Cobia, director of marketing and communication at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. “That includes our residence in the Enterprise community, the residence at our Madison Youth Ranch in North Florida and the children in our foster care homes in multiple counties.”
“Joining together and serving our community members is one of the ways that we share God’s love and His healing ministry,” said Danielle Johnson, chief operating officer of AdventHealth Fish Memorial. “I’m truly grateful that we can be a blessing to children in need during this special time of year.”
About AdventHealth Fish Memorial
AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City has 175-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Fish Memorial provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit.
On Dec. 12, AdventHealth Fish Memorial donated dozens of Christmas gifts to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Donations included items such as board games, stuffed animals, art supplies, small electronics and gift cards. From left to right, Debi McNabb, director of community benefit at AdventHealth Central Florida Division – North Region; Beth Grant, senior chaplain at AdventHealth Fish Memorial; Lynn Bellomy, volunteer relations supervisor at Florida United Methodist Children’s Home and Danielle Johnson, chief operating officer at AdventHealth Fish Memorial.