March 09, 2021
SUN CITY CENTER, Florida (March 8, 2021) – A group of South Bay Hospital Caregivers volunteered their time off on March 6 to renovate a new home for a local foster mother.
This was one of many events and service projects organized by Sarasota-based non-profit, Bridge A Life, that the group of x-ray technologists has supported over the past several years.
“It is a wonderful feeling to be able to support these children through service,” said Terri Himes, South Bay Hospital’s x-ray supervisor. “Of course it strengthens our team dynamics, but we just feel so good when we complete one of these projects.”
Rob Allen, an x-ray technologist, and his wife Michelle, also an HCA Healthcare employee, began volunteering with Bridge A Life through their church seven years ago. Over the years they became more involved and now sit on the Board of Directors. Bridge A Life’s website states the mission as “provide Christ-centered hope for children with relational trauma through awareness and family support.”
The Allen’s began inviting their co-workers to join them for various events and projects, and fellow healthcare workers were eager to support.
There is no shortage of needs,” said Allen. “It is really about just connecting other people with serving those needs.”
The x-ray technologists at South Bay Hospital have also participated in organized runs as well as other house renovation events.
“I like to tell people ‘you may not be able to foster kids, but everyone can do something,” said Allen.