Two Years after Hurricane Harvey, Memorial Hermann Has Donated 7,500 Volunteer Hours to the Community
year ago, Memorial Hermann commemorated the anniversary of the most devastating
natural disaster to strike Greater Houston by launching
a service campaign aimed at putting employees to work in the community.
the second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Memorial Hermann is proud to
announce that its employees have donated more than 7,500 volunteer hours as
part of the organization’s commitment to give back to Greater Houston.
care is all about serving others, and Memorial Hermann strives to foster a
culture of service that encourages employees, affiliated physicians and
volunteers to find meaningful ways to contribute to the greater good,” said
Carol Paret, SVP and Chief Community Health Officer at Memorial Hermann. “We
all know health is so much more than just health care, and for us, getting out
and helping people in the communities where they live work and play is essential
to creating a healthier Houston.”
Memorial Hermann’s first year of Hometown Healing, hundreds of employees from
all corners of the company’s metropolitan area footprint volunteered their time
to a multitude of causes benefitting the Greater Houston region.
volunteer initiatives have included:
boxes, preparing meals, and cleaning/organizing areas at the Houston Food
Bank and the Montgomery County Food Bank.
the grounds at Castillo Park and painting benches and stairs at Marshall
hurricane-damaged homes with SBP Americorps and 4B Disaster Response
Network in Galveston County.
backpacks and school supplies to children in need in partnership with
Houston Children’s Charity and The Alliance for Multicultural Community
hundreds of holiday cards for seniors and homebound adults who utilize Meals
a sidewalk and neighborhood park and installing a butterfly garden and
little library at Burbank Middle School.
outpouring of support by Memorial Hermann employees helped the organization
earn recognition as a recipient of the President’s
Volunteer Service Award – Gold (PVSA) for its unparalleled
commitment to improve the lives of others.
District H Councilwoman Karla Cisneros, who donated the Little Free Library
that Memorial Hermann volunteers installed at Burbank Middle School, said it’s
tremendously beneficial when organizations demonstrate their community
involvement by providing volunteer opportunities for their workforce.
so grateful to Memorial Hermann for its dedication to serving this community,”
she said. “This organization has been instrumental in bringing in resources,
volunteers, and other partners to invest in and strengthen the Northline area.
Memorial Hermann’s commitment to continue providing these volunteer
opportunities does a world of good not just for people living here but also for
the volunteers who share their time and energy to make a difference.”