CPH donations welcome

Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010

I am writing because I cannot stand to see one more criticism of the donations that have been made from CPH to our community! It is clear to me that the folks objecting to any generous donations from our hospital are not very "community minded" themselves.

As a small business owner I can tell you first hand that every business gets hit up to sponsor any and every event! Our small town thrives on the donations that are received as a result.

If someone has taken the time to call me, bring me a letter, or even a passing mention of donations needed then I always respect their time and reciprocate in some way sometimes I donate money, sometimes a free meal, or a donated room, or an offer for discounted rooms for the event in question ... hopefully it is understood that businesses like the hospital or mine that give back are what make our community great, no matter the recipient!

I don't own a dog, but I offered generous discounts to the dog show recently held at Skyview. I don't run triathlons or marathons, but I found myself supporting "Tri the Kenai," and even though I don't love to fish I find myself supporting KRSA, Wounded Warriors and the Kenai River Watershed Forum! Generosity knows no boundaries and does not discriminate. Yet I am absolutely disgusted to read that the generosity from our hospital has been spoken about so harshly from a select few.

What keeps my belief in our community strong is the knowledge that these out-spoken, and somehow obnoxiously loud few are the exception and not the rule. Thankfully!

Being a generous person makes me smile so it is something that I will continue to do. Hopefully our hospital will also continue to "give back" to the community that has helped it grow because our community has benefited immensely from their generosity.

Lela Rosin

Business owner

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