Community volunteers give Tripler Fisher House a fresh look
April 21, 2014
Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commanding General of Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, along with spouse, Lisa Doyle, say thank you to community volunteers who painted Tripler's Fisher House One, a "home away from home" for military families and patients receiving medical care, on Saturday April 19, 2014.
Tripler Fisher House Manager, Anita Clingerman also thanked volunteers for their efforts saying volunteers are a big part of the home's success.
"Just getting the support of the community and our military groups helps them live comfortably here," said Clingerman.
Elvia Cook, Management Trainee for Sherwin-Williams said she was happy to spend her weekend at the Fisher House. "This is the one time of the year where we focus on the community and giving back and making a meaningful impact on our island. I know it's just paint but we know that color makes an emotional impact in people's lives and what better way to bring some color into their lives then by painting their area. Especially when they are going through personal illness or dealing with a loved one's illness," she said.
The 15 volunteers were employees from Hawaii-area Sherwin-Williams offices and donated paint and labor to repaint one kitchen and 17 bedrooms, in addition to assisting in repainting the parking lot.
The day-long volunteer event is part of the paint company's annual National Painting Week community service effort to make a positive difference in communities across America.