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Silver Cross Nurses Hold Food Drive for Area Food Pantries/Co-Workers

Joliet, IL (December 17, 2010)— In the spirit of helping others, Silver Cross employees donated hundreds of food items to fellow hospital employees in need of assistance and to the Morning Star Mission and Spanish Center food pantries.


fooddrive 2010 4695Pictured are members of the Nursing Image Committee Patsy Harris, Traci Shivers, Marilyn Paolella and Terry Karales (other committee member, Cherie Doyle, is not pictured) who organized a food drive for Silver Cross employees in need of assistance and the Morning Star Mission and Spanish Center food pantries.

About Morning Star Mission

MorningStar Mission is a non-denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. We do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all.

Ministering to men, women, children and entire families, MorningStar Mission has served the less fortunate of Joliet and the surrounding Will County area since 1909. Whether it’s through a one-time meal or a long-term recovery program, we’re committed to offering hope for the hurting. For more information visit or call 815-722-5780.

About The Spanish Center

The Spanish Community Center was founded in 1967 in the city of Joliet Illinois. The purpose of the center was to provide social services to the city's growing needs of the Spanish speaking people in their native language, to make the transition of settling in the community, and learning English as a second language. Over the last four decades the Center has evolved from an agency helping only the Spanish speaking people of the neighborhood to an agency providing help to the entire community. Our mission is the provision of educational and social services. In addition, the Center’s weekly food pantry serves about 200 needy families per month. For more information, visit or call 815-727-3683.

About Silver Cross Hospital

Silver Cross Hospital is a not-for-profit health care provider serving Will County and southwest suburban communities since 1895.  Silver Cross has been recognized as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals National Award winner for the last six consecutive years and as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and 10 satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox.  To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).


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