Speaking of support, we have a few people we would like to recognize.
A HUGE shout-out goes to outstanding volunteers Julie Miller Hart, Peter Enersen, and Kim Singletary for their work on the facility. These three angels graciously donated their time in the form of VERY long days over a three week period to ensure our guests at the Eden Emergency Center would have a welcoming space to come and heal. Truly, we could not possibly list everything they did for the EEC as the scope is so wide but let's just say they left every day with sore muscles and clothes spackled with paint---and Home Depot greeted them by name. Our facility would not be what it is without these three people!
Thank you to volunteer Mina Jalali Hogan for bringing to life our Love, Hope, Healing greenery wall. (In the pictures below). It wasn't an easy job to determine the blueprint for this project but leave it to Mina to find a solution and to enlist the help of Peter for the skeleton structure. And now the guests at the EEC have a beautiful inspirational installment to enjoy in the gathering room.
To someone who spent numerous weekends transforming the clinical feel of each bedroom into one filled with warmth, thank you Shann Phillips. Who knew that wallpaper accent walls could make such a difference? We dare you to find a seam! It's a little known fact that Shann is the mother of our beloved Clinical Director, Jennifer Best. It's truly a family affair around here.
Thank you to Winnie Brown and Dana Hansel for being our event specialists for the Grand Opening. These women put their heart and soul into making the event special for all our guests who were excited to tour and learn about the facility. Thank you for your dedication!
Last but not least, thank you to board members, family members of staff and the fabulous Eden Centers staff for their support and hard work. We have a great village!