• Rome Twigs Announce Annual Tree of Lights Campaign

    AmeriCU Credit Union is the corporate sponsor of the Rome Twigs Tree of Lights 2019 campaign. The company has donated $1,000 to the Twigs fundraiser for Rome Memorial Hospital. A visible symbol of the season, the Tree of Lights project began in 1989.

    The Tree of Lights reception and ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in the hospital lobby. At 7:00 we will move outside to light the tree. AmCare Ambulance Service Inc. will be honored for the company’s many years of devoted service to the community and partnership with the hospital. A scroll displaying the names of donors and their honored persons will be displayed at the event.


     2019 Tree of Lights Kickoff 
    TWIGS KICK OFF TREE OF LIGHTS - Pictured are from left: Paul Taylor, president, chief executive officer, AmCare Ambulance Service Inc.; Richard Van Atta, financial center manager for AmeriCU, Griffiss; Heather Willson, financial center manager for AmeriCU, Rome; Mike Manuele, assistant vice president of AmeriCU; Betsy McMahon, co-chair of the Twigs Tree of Lights committee; and Sandy Morris, Twig general hospital committee chair. AmeriCU Credit Union is the sponsor of the event, which will take place Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Last year’s campaign raised over $10,000 which the Twigs then donated to programs that benefit patient care at the hospital. 

    Contributions to the Tree of Lights campaign help the Twigs, a not-for-profit organization, continue its long tradition of dedicated service in support of the hospital and its mission. All donations are tax deductible and all monies are used for the purchase of hospital equipment and to support programs of the hospital. Last year’s Tree of Lights campaign raised more than $10,000. Those dollars, along with other monies raised by the Twigs, go toward programs that contribute to patient comfort and care at Rome Memorial Hospital.

    In 2019 alone, the Twigs have donated nearly $56,000 worth of equipment to the hospital, all of which directly impacts patient care. Hospital departments which have benefitted from Twigs donations include the operating room, pulmonary rehabilitation, physical therapy, sleep center, medical imaging and the third floor Residential Health Care Facility.

    Individuals may purchase lights to honor a living person, remember a deceased loved one, or express thanks; each light on the tree represents a gift of love and remembrance. In order to be included on the scroll, donations of $5.00 or more for a light must be received by noon on Monday, November 25, addressed to Rome Memorial Hospital, Attention Tree of Lights, 1500 N. James St., Rome, NY 13440. Please make checks payable to Rome Twigs.