Drew County Log A Load For Kids of Arkansas recently donated $113,000 to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

The donation will benefit the hospital’s Emergency Department.

Log A Load is a group of volunteers from the timber and logging industry who raise funds for ACH through events held in communities throughout the state.

“It’s incredible to see how year after year, volunteers and donors continue to give generously through the Log A Load For Kids program. We are so grateful for the support the logging and forestry community provide to our patients and their families,” said Vanessa Delgadillo, Children’s Miracle Network Director for Arkansas Children’s Hospital. “This contribution touches the many patients that begin their journey at the Emergency Department, on behalf of them, we say ‘Thank you.’”

Log A Load is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program sponsored by the Arkansas Forestry Association in cooperation with the Arkansas Timber Producers Association. The Log A Load program has raised more than $7.5 million for ACH since its inception in 1993.

In 2008, Log a Load pledged to support construction of the new Emergency Department, which opened in June of 2012. Named for Log A Load’s generous support, the Emergency Department at ACH recorded 58,693 patient visits in 2015. It is the only one in the state that provides comprehensive care for the sickest and most injured pediatric patients. There are six Log A Load chapters across Arkansas and each chapter hosts one to two fundraising events for the hospital. The events include fish fry dinners, silent and live auctions and golf tournaments.

Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States serving children from birth to age 21.

Over the past century, ACH has grown from a small orphanage in Little Rock to a statewide network of care that includes an expansive pediatric teaching hospital and research institute, as well as regional clinics in several counties. ACH also reaches children across the state and nation through a range of telemedicine capabilities that ensures every child has access to the best care available, regardless of location or resources.

The hospital’s campus in Little Rock spans 36 city blocks and houses 370 beds, a staff of 500 physicians, 80 residents in pediatrics and pediatric specialties and more than 4,000 employees. A campus under development in northwest Arkansas will bring 225,000 square feet of inpatient beds, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that region of the state.

A private nonprofit, ACH boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking research — all dedicated to fulfilling its mission of championing children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals (including Arkansas Children’s Hospital) that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.