Stephen Lair and Steve Turner, co-owners of Petromark Oil, announced a $250,000 gift to Arkansas Children’s Northwest. This brings the total raised for the Care Close to Home campaign to $67 million, according to hospital officials, who said they continue to work toward the $70 million goal in the next few months.
“Petromark is dedicated to excellence and innovation. As such, we believe a gift to Arkansas Children’s Northwest is a worthy investment,” Turner stated in the release. “We understand the impact it will have on families in the region, providing quick, easy access to much-needed healthcare for children.”
The children’s specialty hospital is slated to open in less than 30 days and hospital and foundation officials reiterate gifts of all sizes are still welcome.
“As a part of Arkansas Children’s public funding campaign, individuals, groups and businesses are invited to be a part of history and ‘feather the nest’ with a gift of $200, $400 or $600 or more by December 31,” said Fred Scarborough, chief development officer for ACH and president of the foundation.
He said the names of donors who make a gift to the campaign will be printed on small, medium or large bird decals, according to size of gift. The decals will be part of an imaginative window display across the lobby windows, welcoming patients and families when the hospital opens in early 2018.
“We encourage every family, church and business to join us for this historic moment for children and families in the region by sponsoring a bird. Your generosity will help provide a happy, healing environment for kids,” Scarborough added.
The hospital is equipped to accommodate as many as 200,000 children living in the region and surrounding areas.