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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sycamore Shoals team members help local vet through Habitat for Humanity

SSH team at the Habitat for Humanity build site in October (from left): Dwayne Taylor, Tracy Lawhern, Marvin Smith, Tom Slocum, Barbara Nave, Kim Bordeaux, Livvi Seals, Micki Seals, (not pictured, Alison Palamara)

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Several team members from Sycamore Shoals Hospital recently spent part of their Saturday giving back to the community by assisting with a Habitat for Humanity home-building project for a local Navy veteran.

The team spent the day installing vinyl siding on the exterior walls of the home to help complete the construction on Parkway Avenue.

“It was an opportunity to pay it forward,” said Tracy Lawhern, RN, surgery department shift leader. “It felt so good to help a fellow community member and it was so great that the home owner was there with us as we worked so we could put a face with the project.”

Lawhern, Marvin Smith, Tom Slocum, Barbara Nave, Kim Bordeaux, Livvi Seals, Micki Seals, Alison Palamara and Sycamore Shoals CEO Dwayne Taylor participated in the project.

This followed up another group effort from back in September when several Sycamore Shoals team members spent half a day helping with another building project. Taylor, Chase Wilson, Ryan Leedy, David Hobbs and Corey Paulson worked on a house for a veteran on Parkway Boulevard in Elizabethton. They spent their time doing framing and also some siding work.

“If you’re considering volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity build, do it,” Taylor advised. “The site supervisors are so helpful and what we lacked in skill, we made up for with teamwork.”