Tuesday, November 22, 2016
SSH Project Thanksgiving team members (from left): Sharon Sheppard, Rhonda Lacey (WCQR Breakfast Radio co-host), Julie Vaughn, Dwayne Taylor, Debbie Britt, Morgan Farris, Angie Hayes, Robbie Wilson
Sycamore Shoals TMAG sponsors holiday meals for 53 families through Project Thanksgiving
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Every holiday season, the Sycamore Shoals Hospital TMAG (Team Member Advisory Group) oversees the hospital’s participation in Project Thanksgiving to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in need. This year the SSH TMAG raised more than $1,300 to provide 53 meals to local families.
The money was donated to WCQR’s Project Thanksgiving, which benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. A $25 donation provides an area family with a box containing all the fixin’s for a holiday meal – frozen turkey, stuffing, gravy, corn, a bag of potatoes and several other items – plus a Bible.
The team at Sycamore Shoals raised money through its soup and chili lunch held Nov. 8. TMAG members made an array of soups and chili dishes, brought them to work in one of the classrooms and served them to Sycamore Shoals team members for the cost of a donation. A group of team members also went to Second Harvest Food Bank to help pack food boxes last week.
“On behalf of TMAG, I want to say thanks to everyone who donated and helped make this event so successful,” said Morgan Farris, Sycamore Shoals VOS core team member and part of the hospital’s TMAG. “We exceeded our initial goal of 50 meals. To donate 53 meals is HUGE! There is no better way to spend this season of Thanksgiving than giving back to others in our community.”
This is the third year the Sycamore Shoals TMAG team has participated in Project Thanksgiving. The efforts of the TMAG and the support of the team members at the hospital has resulted in 142 holiday meals for families in need.