Gala helps health center

To the editor:

On behalf of our board of directors, volunteer health care providers and our staff and patients, Eileen and I would like to thank all of those dedicated supporters for the tremendous success of our seventh-annual Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center Gala that was held April 21.

Our center is a nonprofit health care facility that relies on the generosity of our donors and dedication of our health care providers, staff and volunteers to enable us to continue to meet the needs of the medically uninsured and underserved in Jefferson County. This year’s gala raised more than $119,000, setting a record for donations raised.

We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to all of our premier sponsors for their committed and motivated support of our mission to offer quality medical care with dignity and respect to our patients. Platinum sponsors included the Louis and Sandra Berkman Foundation, Comcast, First Baptist Church of Steubenville, Hess Corp., Hindman Family Cos., Esther Simmons Foundation, Starkdale Presbyterian Church, Trinity Health System and the Woman’s Club of Steubenville. Gold sponsors included Grae-Con Construction, Peoples National Bank of Mount Pleasant, Dr. Frank and Eileen Petrola, UPMC and WTOV-TV. Silver sponsors included Barium & Chemicals, Fred Brower, Cattrell Cos., the Center of Music and Art, Angelo DeFalco, Em-Media Inc., Franciscan University of Steubenville, Genesis Steel Corp., Heritage Complete Home Care, Dr. John and Chris Hyland, Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center board of directors, Ogden Directories, Santiago Ching Family Charitable Foundation, Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority, Steel Valley Tank and Welding, Steubenville Lions Club, Steubenville Rotary Foundation, Team Ford-Lincoln, Trinity West E.C.H.O. Fund and Wesbanco Bank. Bronze sponsors included Mike and Steffie Bozic, Dr. Thomas and Suzanne Brown, Eastern Gateway Community College, Express Care Car Wash and Quick Lube, First Presbyterian Church of Toronto, GPC Contracting Co, Hollywood City Center Inc., McBane Insurance and Financial Services, Dr. John and Theresa Metcalf, Ohio Valley Surgical Associates Inc., Project B.E.S.T., Gary and Amy Richards, Riesbeck’s Food Markets, Schiappa and Co. Inc., Steubenville Radiology Associates, Tri-State Medical Group, Valley Eye Care, Wal-Mart Distribution Center and Welsh Enterprises Inc. We are so very blessed to have so many special donors too numerous to list who have supported us throughout the years.

A live auction was part of this year’s gala fundraising. We would like to thank those who generously donated the prizes: David Barnhouse, Dr. Thomas and Suzanne Brown, Jim Emmerling, Margie Frazier, Tom Gentile, Tom Graham, M&M True Value Hardware, Todd Piergallini, Ann Quillen, the Herald-Star and WTOV-TV.

Again, thank you for your generosity to help those in need. We are looking toward a future of continued growth and expansion to meet additional areas of medical and dental care. It is our hope that you will continue to support the efforts of the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center.

Dr. Frank Petrola

Jefferson County Fourth

Street Health Center