More than $150,000 is being donated to earthquake relief in Haiti by Louisville-based Norton Healthcare. Half of the money was donated by Norton employees over the last three weeks. The other half was matched by the company.
Vice-President for Missions and Outreach Ronald Oliver says the company allowed employees to donate vacation time to contribute to the effort.
“Some people have money in the bank and they can give that,” says Oliver, “and other people maybe not so much money, but they’ve been here awhile and they have some vacation time they can give. And that vacation time is converted to cash, we have to back some taxes out of it.”
Oliver says about $30,000 was contributed via vacation time.
The money will be split between the local water purification non-profit EDGE Outreach and Doctors Without Borders.