FDRHPO Staff Makes $600 Donation to Thompson Park Zoo

FDRHPO Communication Coordinator Eli Anderson (left) presents a staff donation to Larry Sorel, CEO/Executive Director of the Thompson Park Zoo. The funds will be used to support the zoo’s snowy owl exhibit.

Staff of the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization recently made a $600 donation to the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park.

The donation, which was raised by staff as part of FDRHPO’s “Casual For a Cause” initiative, will support the zoo’s snowy owl exhibit. Casual For a Cause allows FDRHPO employees to wear casual clothing to work on Friday in exchange for a small donation — about $5 per Friday. Donations are pooled together on a quarterly basis and given to a staff-elected local nonprofit organization.

Casual For a Cause is a win-win program. Employees get to wear casual clothes to work once a week, and local nonprofits benefit from our donation and community support. It has also built workplace camaraderie and raised staff awareness of local organizations.Erika Flint, FDRHPO Executive Director

Past donations from FDRHPO staff have gone to the SPCA of Jefferson County, Watertown Urban Mission, and the American Red Cross, among others. From now until the end of July, staff members are raising donations for the Code Green Campaign, a first responder oriented mental health advocacy and education organization.

To learn more about FDRHPO’s staff, visit the Our Team page of this website.

About the Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization

The Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization (FDRHPO) works to strengthen the system for health for the integrated Fort Drum and civilian community through analysis, identification of needs and leveraging of resources to fill gaps through innovation and collaboration.

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