TO: Friends of River Hospital and BudMan Supporters
Enclosed are 114 checks for a total of $5,850 and one check for $6,252.77. This is the money WE raised for River Hospital. I would like you to know that I had to return five checks valued at $1,800 to supporters who wanted their money returned and I quote "THEY NEVER WANT TO
GET ANOTHER PIECE OF LITERATURE FROM RIVER HOSPITAL, because of the River Hospital board's decision to close the skilled nursing facility and some comments were that the River Hospital was in the people business and they should take care of the needy. They believe that the River Hospital has let the River community down and I AGREE. The BudMan has raised somewhere between $70,000 and $75,000 for the River Hospital. Not a big donor, BUT A DONOR NO MORE!!
I am requesting that the money we have turned in today be used in the Skilled Nursing Facility whether to pay an employee one hour or to keep a patient for one day (it should not go to a doctor or for a piece of equipment for someone who will be atthe River Hospital only 9 days per year, especially at this time). I say "WE" because WE of the River community who have donated the money to the BudMan. I'm just the dummy that Jumps.
I would like to THANK
ALL THE BUDMAN SUPPORTERS and at the same time I feel that I have let you down.
Good For You BudMan