CTMC will host True Vineyard Ministries' annual chocolate-covered strawberry sale
SAN MARCOS, TX
– Just in time for Valentine’s Day, True Vineyard Ministries will host its annual chocolate-covered strawberry sale. The sale will run Feb. 12 - 14 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at select locations in San Marcos. Stop by the Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Main Lobby, or visit one of the following locations to pick up your half or full dozen of old-fashioned chocolate-covered strawberries:
• B&J Pharmacy, 2111 Hunter Road
• The Vineyard Marketplace, 317 W. San Antonio
• First United Methodist Church, 129 W. Hutchison St.
• Victory Cleaners, 418 S. LBJ location only
Half dozens cost $10 and full dozens cost $18. If pre-ordered by Monday, Feb. 10, customers will receive free delivery or pick up at any location in San Marcos. Pre-order online at truevineyard.org, or by calling (512) 392-VINE (8463). Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are accepted.
Proceeds will benefit True Vineyard Ministries, a non-profit in San Marcos that empowers Rwandan widows and orphans through sustainable solutions to physical and spiritual poverty. True Vineyard is one of many outreach ministries that CTMC supports each year. To learn more about CTMC’s outreach efforts, please visit ctmc.org
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.
CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.About True Vineyard Ministries
True Vineyard Ministries is a non-profit organization based in San Marcos, Texas that uses social business models that provide work-based solutions to poverty-stricken communities in Rwanda. They achieve this goal by reaching out to widows who were left behind in the tragic 100-day genocide in 1994, where nearly one million Rwandans were murdered. Some of the women are rape survivors, suffering from HIV/AIDS and all are mothers to multiple children. True Vineyard Ministries also provides counseling to help women heal from their traumatic experiences.
San Marcos resident Diana Wiley developed a long-term mission program with a rural hospital in Mozambique, after she was touched by a testimony from the hospital’s administrator who shared a glimpse of the HIV/AIDS epidemic with Wiley’s church. In 2005, after volunteering with the hospital for 3 years, Wiley began to learn more about the role the 1994 Genocide had played in the AIDS epidemic in Rwanda. In 2007, Wiley launched the female-based, Christ-centered ministry known as True Vineyard Ministries. One of the ways the ministry helps to suppress Rwandans’ hunger and lack of means for basic necessities is through its Handspun Hope Program, which provides resources to help women produce organically dyed yarn from the merino sheep they raise. True Vineyard also sells popular jewelry, textile accessories and other hand-made items in The Vineyard Marketplace, a fair trade African boutique that is located at 317 W. San Antonio Street in San Marcos.