Former business owner Irene Short has added one more piece of comfort to the recent chair drive for the Fulton County Hospital in honor of her late husband Charley Short.
"My husband had been on the Fulton County Hospital Board years ago and I noticed where the hospital needed some new chairs. So, I talked to LaDonna Harper and bought one and donated it to the hospital," Short said.
The Fulton County Hospital Foundation recently purchased four new flame retardant recliner chairs for the patient rooms at the Fulton County Hospital.
LaDonna's Furniture, Decor and More, in Horseshoe Bend and Highland, ordered the chairs for the foundation. Owners Ken and LaDonna Harper also donated a chair to accompany the four bought by the foundation.
Along with LaDonna's previous donation and Short's new contribution, the grand total is now six new chairs.
"I saw a picture in The News a few weeks ago and that is what made me think of it. I asked LaDonna about it and she said the hospital did have a need. I have just always been really interested in the hospital because my husband was always interested in it and on the board a long time," she said.
Short and her late husband owned and operated Short's Hardware Store in Salem for over four decades.
A chili supper fundraiser was held in November of last year right before the first Salem High School home basketball game and raised $1,600 for the new chairs.
The Fulton County Hospital foundation was formed this past year.
According to the foundation, some of the money the foundation raises will be used to purchase items for the hospital; however, much of the money will go back into the community for charitable purposes.
For more information or to make a donation contact Trena Spears at 870-371-0848 or at North Arkansas Home Care, 870-895-2273.