Skyline Medical Center employee joins Former President Jimmy Carter to rebuild dreams in New Orleanshttp://tristarskyline.com/
June 05, 2008
NASHVILLE, TN-June 5, 2008- As part of their 40 Years of Caring celebration, HCA-affiliated employees from across the country came together May 11-16th in New Orleans to build two homes devastated by Hurricane Katrina--a volunteer experience like no other!
Skyline Medical Center Plant Operations electrical engineer Matt Brown joined other sixty other HCA employees from across the nation to participate in this Habitat for Humanity event sponsored by former President Jimmy Carter
Matt Brown enjoys a bird's eye view from one of the renovated homes.
“I feel I was given an inspiration to do this from a friend who has spent the last three years in New Orleans doing electrical work. I offered to lend a hand after receiving his email detailing experiences there and next thing I know I’m here,” says Matt Brown. “It's really miraculous how the men and women involved come from all parts of the world; not just the United States to put our hands together and raise the walls. God Bless this event and HCA’s participation in helping these families grow and have a new life.”
Matt Brown and other Habitat for Humanity volunteers take a much deserved break with former President Jimmy Carter.
Since 2000, HCA has invested nearly three million dollars in Habitat for Humanity, building 49 homes across the United States. Nearly 10,000 employees have volunteered in the effort, taking a one-day break and contributing more than 80,000 volunteer hours from their hospital duties to help hard-working families achieve their dream of home ownership.