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December 02, 2014 19:54 ET

Santa Visits Lurie Children's Hospital With a Little Help From Flood Brothers

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2014) - Led by Tom Meehan dressed as Santa Claus, along with his mighty elves, Flood Brothers sponsored a Santa giving day to more than 300 children at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. The merry band traveled floor-to-floor visiting families and sick children.

Escorted by Elizabeth Wolcott and Robert Fry from the Lurie Children's staff, the Flood team spent the afternoon bringing holiday joy to families in waiting surgery rooms, recovery rooms, and hospital rooms as they delivered 300 Olafs from the Disney movie Frozen.

"Flood Brothers is always willing to volunteer for our fundraising events," said Ms. Wolcott. "As a family company, they do things in their own quiet way because it's the right thing to do, not because they're looking for recognition. For example, after Flood Brothers donated over a million dollars when the hospital moved to its new location, they made sure the elevator plaque was dedicated to their parents, William and Carol Flood."

Santa Claus, aka Tom Meehan, was a big hit with children, parents and staff -- posing for pictures, giving Santa hugs and producing gifts from his bag. At times Tom was the only one allowed in certain areas of the hospital for care safety reasons. While Tom was humbled by all the brave sick children, he was especially touched by one little girl who told him, "You have made me the happiest girl in the world today Santa!" 

Flood Brothers is pleased and honored to be a proud sponsor of Lurie Children's Hospital as their waste hauler. Patrick Flood, call center service manager at Flood Brothers, said: "Having my first child born here just 8 weeks ago with spina bifida made this day especially touching. To be able to come back and help so many of the sick children and their families is personally healing for me."

For more information about Lurie Children's Hospital, visit https://www.luriechildrens.org/

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