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Hospital Workers Donate Vacation Time To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

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ST. LOUIS – At least 28 employees at the Mercy Hospital Locations in Oklahoma lost their homes in the recent string of deadly tornadoes.

In response, employees at Mercy locations across the country were allowed to donate their paid time off to those victims. More than 681 employees have donated PTO to their fellow Mercy employees in Oklahoma.

Wanda Clark is one of the Mercy employees from the St. Louis area who donated PTO.

“I just though how can I help, and then that it was my responsibility,” she said.

Four Mercy employees in the Oklahoma area also lost family members during the tornadoes.

“Our first thought was making sure everyone was okay,” Mercy Human Resources Director Cynthia Mercer Said. “We have about 125 coworkers there.”

Mercer said the PTO will help Mercy employees rebuild their lives. Some Mercy Hospital employees in the Oklahoma area are also receiving financial assistance from the hospital.

A KTVI Fox2now Report