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Uniontown Hospital Announces Fifth Annual Earth Week Celebration

04/08/2014

The Uniontown Hospital Green Team is excited to announce the fifth annual Earth Week celebration event. This year’s festivities, which encourage the community to take action to help make a positive impact on the environment, will be held April 21 through the 25 at the hospital. 

In yet another way we are committed to “Making a healthy difference in the lives we touch,” Uniontown Hospital, through the leadership of our Green Team, has partnered with Cintas, the hospital’s document shredding company, to provide free shredding services to securely destroy paper documents for our community.  

Local residents are invited to participate by bringing old or unwanted documents to the hospital to safely dispose of forms, documents, receipts or any other files they no longer need that are of a confidential nature. Additionally, the service will include the destruction of unwanted hard drives and digital storage devices.

The shredding will commence at 9 a.m. and will continue until 2 p.m. on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22.  The Cintas truck will be located by the Emergency Department parking lot near the main entrance of the hospital. 

The Green Team is also sponsoring a toiletry drive as part of Earth Week events. The drive will be held on Friday, April 25, in the Thelma Sandy Conference Room and Community Rooms in the main corridor of the hospital. 

Items that are needed include:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair brushes
  • Combs
  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Mouthwash
  • Shaving cream
  • Chap-stick
  • Razor
  • Nail clippers
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Shower shoes
  • Sandals
  • Wash cloths
  • Bath towels
  • Feminine hygiene products


All items received will be donated to The City Mission-Living Stones, Inc., which serves the needs of the homeless in the Uniontown community. 
For additional information regarding Uniontown Hospital visit uniontownhospital.com. For more information on the outreach of The City Mission-Living Stones, visit their website at citymissionfayette.org. 

“We thank you for all your support and look forward to your participation during the week,”

Green Team Chairman Ernest C. Robinson, said.

“We hope that this year we can continue to make a positive impact in the community and on our environment.” 

Earth Week events were spearheaded by Robinson; Earth Week coordinator, Jennifer Nosky; and co-chairperson, Patti Demaske. 

The Green Team was formed at Uniontown Hospital in 2009 and is focused on improving the environmental wellbeing of the hospital and the community through education initiatives and through encouraging behavior and habits that are environmentally friendly.

Through their leadership, the hospital now recycles magazines, books, batteries, glass bottles and aluminum cans, fluorescent lights, printer cartridges, cardboard and Xylene and also makes purchases of products including paper and ink mindful of the environmental impact of such purchases.  

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