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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Franklin Woods/Woodridge leadership retreat includes a little volunteer time

The American Red Cross was one of the nonprofit organizations supported by leaders from Franklin Woods and Woodridge.

Leaders at Franklin Woods Community Hospital and Woodridge Hospital recently held their annual leadership retreat, and it included something beyond the usual meetings and team-building exercises. They did a half-day of volunteer work at several local nonprofits.


Managers and directors from each department, including other ancillary leaders, performed tasks like cleaning for the American Red Cross, painting and gardening for the Boys and Girls Club and packing of food boxes for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.


Click here for photos of the day's work.


“Volunteering for these organizations is rewarding in several ways,” said Lindy White, CEO of Franklin Woods and Woodridge. “It gives our leaders who have such busy schedules an opportunity to give back to the community, promotes teamwork and team-building, and it offers needed assistance to organizations that are all part of The United Way, which Mountain States supports strongly each year.


“It’s a joy and a privilege to give back to the community. I really appreciate our leaders going above and beyond, and doing so with such a great attitude.”


The first half of the day was spent doing administrative projects for the Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians; cleaning and administrative work for the American Red Cross; hanging gutters for Rise Up; painting, pantry organization and landscaping for the Boys and Girls Club; and packing food boxes for shipment by Second Harvest.


The rest of the retreat was spent offsite at White's home where leadership recapped FY2017, set goals for FY18 and held the annual Pillar Award ceremony. The Franklin Woods leadership team ended the day with a cookout at Lindy's house that included their families.