Published on January 10, 2019

Volunteers’ Koeze Nut Sale Raises Funds to Support Medical Center

Volunteer Karen Morey, fundraiser chair, just before drawing raffle ticket at Alpena Nut Sale.

Pictured is Karen Morey, fundraiser chair, just before drawing Crystal Murphy’s raffle ticket, the lucky donor to win the Opulent Nut Basket.

Area residents have access to state-of-the-art trauma care and improved privacy in the Emergency Department at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena thanks in large part to the ongoing fundraising of the Medical Center’s volunteers.

The annual Koeze Nut Sale has been one of the group’s most popular and long-standing events, appealing to donors and shoppers throughout the holiday season. The sale features a variety of candy and nuts and is held in the Medical Center’s main lobby near the gift shop. Included in the sale is a raffle for party trays and the impressive “Opulent Basket” filled with Koeze’s most popular items.

This year’s sale garnered over $10,700. Amanda Timm, volunteer services manager, was pleased with the sale results. “I am always inspired by the work ethic and passion of our volunteers. They do so much to support Medical Center staff and patients through their continuous efforts. Special thanks must be extended to Karen Morey for chairing the event. And, of course, we truly appreciate all who supported the team with purchases.” All proceeds from fundraisers conducted by the volunteers are credited to their pledges in support of facility upgrades, advanced technology and patient care at the Medical Center.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer may contact Timm at (989) 356-7546. In addition to fundraising support and gift shop positions, volunteer opportunities are available in the Medical Center’s Cancer Center, surgical waiting room, front lobby and more.