Safeway donates $79,000 to Ohana Mammography Center
TOPPENISH, Wash.-- Safeway stores in the Yakima Valley donated over $79,000 to Memorial Hospital's Ohana Mammography Center today.
The money was collected from both customer donations and employee payroll deductions. Ohana representatives say the money will go into a fund for women who can't afford screenings. They say it helps over 50 women every year.
"They're very grateful. I get calls and cards and it's just a big relief for them to not have that financial burden," says Nancy Roehr of Ohana.
Store employees presented the check at the Safeway in Toppenish, where they raised over $12,000. One employee collected $1,300 by herself.