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Home Depot Volunteers Build Healing Garden at St. Joseph’s

Home Depot Volunteers Build Healing Garden at St. Joseph’s Place Skilled Nursing Facility Construction Project Completed in One Day  
                                      
Port Jervis, NY  (April 19) – Early in the morning on Thursday, April 18, a team of 32 skilled Home Depot employees, primarily from Matamoras, Pennsylvania along with volunteers from Home Depot stores in Newton and Riverdale, New Jersey, arrived at St. Joseph’s Place long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY.

At the end of the day, what they accomplished will provide residents of that facility with a furnished roof top garden featuring a pond, waterfalls, flower beds, a 30 foot long pergola, tables with umbrellas and many other amenities. The Home Depot workers generously offered their time and service, without compensation. And on May 16, the Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation will host a dedication and blessing ceremony for the St. Joseph's Place Healing Garden at 5:30 p.m.

The Healing Garden project was made possible through fundraising efforts along with a Bon Secours Health System, Inc. Mission Fund Grant for Healthy Community and a generous Home Depot Foundation Community Affairs Grant. As a result the Bon Secours Community Hospital Foundation was able to raise $56,000 for the Friends of St. Joseph’s Place initiative.

All fundraising efforts and implementation of the project have been lead by Dick McKeeby, a Foundation Board Member and Chair of the Friends of St. Joseph’s Place Committee, in cooperation with St. Joseph’s Place Family Council. Local corporate donors and vendors include Highland Associates, Home Depot and Royal Furniture.

Residents will also soon be able to enjoy additional improvements to the facility including renovations of the shower area and the purchase and installation of 48 new flat screen televisions. There are also plans to update furniture in the residents’ common area.
 
St. Joseph’s Place long-term care at Bon Secours Community Hospital is a 46-bed skilled nursing facility that provides professional care in an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the medical, personal, spiritual and social needs of each of its residents.

Bon Secours Community Hospital, a member of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, is located at 160 East Main Street in Port Jervis, NY. For additional information call (845) 858–7000 or visit: www.bonsecourscommunityhosp.org

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.

Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs. 

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.


 

1.    On Thursday, April 18, a team of 32 skilled Home Depot employees, primarily from Matamoras, Pennsylvania along with some from Home Depot stores in Newton and Riverdale, New Jersey, volunteered to build a roof top garden featuring a pond, waterfalls, flower beds, a 30 foot long pergola, tables with umbrellas and many other amenities at St. Joseph’s Place long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY.

2.    On Thursday, April 18, a team of 32 skilled Home Depot employees, primarily from Matamoras, Pennsylvania along with some from Home Depot stores in Newton and Riverdale, New Jersey, volunteered to build a roof top garden featuring a pond, waterfalls, flower beds, a 30 foot long pergola, tables with umbrellas and many other amenities at St. Joseph’s Place long-term care facility at Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY.

3.    From left, Matamoras, Pennsylvania Home Depot Store Manager Roger Saunders with Dorel Barbos, Home Depot district manager.

4.    Youngest volunteer – Hannah Mosta, 7, whose mother, Larie Mosta, and sister Autumn both work at Home Depot, helped decorate the flowerbeds.

5.    Home Depot handed out construction headgear to resident s who will soon enjoy relaxing on a furnished roof top garden featuring a pond, waterfalls, flower beds, a 30 foot long pergola, tables with umbrellas and many other amenities.    

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