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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Mercy Medical Center Foundation has announced that Fairfax State Savings Bank will be matching financial donations in observance of Giving Tuesday, which is Nov. 30. From now through Nov. 30, all donations received through the Mercy Foundation’s Giving Tuesday website will be matched by Fairfax State Savings Bank, up to $15,000.
Giving Tuesday is a global day of generosity that occurs annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Created in 2012, Giving Tuesday has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.
Patrick Slater, president and board chair of Fairfax State Savings Bank, was inspired to initiate this challenge for Giving Tuesday after his recovery from quadruple bypass heart surgery, a procedure he received at Mercy.
“The kind of care you get matters,” Slater said. “I believe I’m alive today because of the care I received at Mercy. Now, I want to be a life worth saving. I want to do my part to make a difference.”
Giving Tuesday donations can be made at www.mercycare.org/giving/tuesday or by check with “Giving Tuesday” included on the memo line. Donations received by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30 will qualify for the Fairfax State Savings Bank match. Giving Tuesday gifts may be designated to specific funds. For more information, visit the website, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 398-6206.