PRMC Adopts Families In Need This Christmas - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

PRMC Adopts Families In Need This Christmas

Posted: Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. -- To many, the staff at Peninsula Regional Medical Center are real life Santa's. They banded together Monday morning to get presents to families in need. It all started back in October, when agencies came to them with deserving families and a wish list.

"We then match them up with a department in the hospital who can handle taking care of that family for the Christmas Season," Coordinator Amy Bishop tells WMDT.

"So the minute the lists go out you get ' I've got this, I've got that, I'm going to take care of this,' so it's so exciting. It brings back again what Christmas is all about," Robin Massey adds.

The presents were lined up against the wall, waiting to go to the many agencies in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties. 77 families will get a very special surprise this Christmas, many of which lost everything during Superstorm Sandy.

Officials tell WMDT that once the storm hit, the list of families needing adoption grew significantly. But, those folks are not looking for I-Pads, and smart phones, just basic necessities.

"They're asking for sheets and towels and bed linens and curtains and food. A lot of families just need food. A lot of the families we've gotten moved into shelters," Bishop says.

Workers will be back at it again Tuesday from 8 until 11am, making sure all those presents get to the agencies who requested them. And for what will be a miracle for many families, these gifts will be delivered on Christmas Day.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Midway Speedway Giveaway

    Thursday, June 26 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 11:57:18 GMT
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
    Enter to win a Midway Speedway Four Person Park Pass This includes all day at the waterpark, four choice tickets (good for any ride or attraction) and a round of fire mountain golf. Rules No purchaseMore >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.