The hands of the nurses and doctors at CHRISTUS Spohn Alice fed the children of South Texas during a special event at the Boys and Girls Club of Alice.
CHRISTUS Spohn Associates volunteered their time to serve lunch to about 150 club kids on Tuesday at the club, located at 793 South Texas Boulevard.
“We are very appreciative,” said Rick Del Bosque, Executive Director of the BGCA. “The kids were fed through Aramark until July 27. After that we take funds from our budget, but thanks to the community members and parents who have stepped up we haven't had to dip into the budget. We can use the budget money for other activities and equipment.”
CHRISTUS Spohn Associates handed out meals and drinks. The associates including the President of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospitals Alice and Kleberg Thomas McKinney talked to kids as they enjoyed a burger.
“We were excited to hear how well the Boys and Girls Club had done in rallying the community around these kids and that's what we do,” McKinney said. “Our mission is to extend the ministry of Jesus Christ. We consider ourselves a part of the community's safety net. This is our communnity. Anytime we can link arms with an organization like this and get around something as precious as these kids, it's our kind of thing.”
“We’re honored to be able to serve our community, and what better way than to share a meal and some fellowship with our area children,” McKinney stated.
CHRISTUS Spohn officials said the experience is just another way that the hospitals nurses and doctors can help to heal the mind, body and spirits of their friends and neighbors.
Other community leaders who have helped include STARS Restaurant, Pitts Trucking, Chicken Express, Church of the Overcomer and BT Church.