The employees of The Eye Associates emptied their pockets for a dress-down day to benefit the victims of the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma.
At the suggestion of staff member Donette Butler, they raised $805 in just one day. Every staff member was allowed to be out of uniform for one day, with hopes they would make a donation.
"I had family in Alabama affected by the tornados in the past and know how helpful the Red Cross was to them," Butler said. "I wanted to do something to help the Oklahoma families as my family had been helped."
The Eye Associates sponsored a similar fundraiser for the Alabama victims. "We are also hoping to challenge other medical practices to plan a Red Cross dress down day," Butler said.