Native Air Donates $15,000 To Gracie Lee Haught Memorial Fund

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Joel Hochhalter, vice president of business operations of Omniflight/Native Air hands a check over to Mogollon Health Alliance CEO Judy Baker and Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund COO Jan Parsons Feb. 2 at Payson Regional Medical Center. Mayor Kenny Evans, members of Native Air’s management team, representatives from Mogollon Health Alliance, leadership from Payson Medical Center and the family of Gracie Lee Haught were also on hand for the event.

Native Air recently donated $15,000 to the Payson-based Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund under its Flight for a Cause fund-raising program.

Under the Flight for a Cause program, Native Air donated $10 for every air medical transport it completed throughout Arizona during the months of October through December of 2009 to the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund.

During that time, Native Air raised $15,000 for the organization.

Joel Hochhalter, vice president of business operations for Omniflight/Native Air, presented a check to Mogollon Health Alliance CEO Judy Baker and Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund COO Jan Parsons on Feb 2 at Payson Regional Medical Center.

“We recognize the importance of helping others in the various communities we serve, which is why we developed our Flight for a Cause program. To date, in just the past 1-1/2 years, we donated approximately $30,000 in Arizona alone to causes we deemed important and organizations whose efforts affect so many,” said Robert A. Peiser, Omniflight chairman and chief executive officer. “We are very pleased to provide this support to the Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund and Mogollon Health Alliance, which emphasizes and promotes safety.”

The Gracie Lee Haught Children’s Memorial Fund was established in 2005 by the Mogollon Health Alliance, a not-for-profit organization whose focus is health education.

The fund was created following a tragic accident in 2004, which took the life of 3-1/2-year-old Gracie Lee Haught of Payson.

The fund works in conjunction with Mogollon Health Alliance to provide financial and emotional support to families suffering from the fallout of tragic accidents and unexpected emergencies, and helps those in need during the most difficult of times.

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