Day of Community Service

GOSHEN, Ind.—On a single day in May, colleagues throughout the Indiana University Health system will collectively give back to their communities by constructing wall units for 25 Habitat for Humanity homes. IU Health Goshen Colleagues will partner with Elkhart County Habitat for Humanity to help build wall units for one of those homes. After additional work, the new owners will move into their home this summer.

“Our ability to provide shelter for families is dependent upon the generosity of others,” says Tom McArthur, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County. “This local and statewide push IU Health to help build homes for families in need is inspirational.”

The Goshen build takes place Friday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will work in an offsite parking lot south of the hospital behind IU Health Goshen’s former corporate offices at 2100 South Main Street.

“The success of IU Health Goshen Hospital is directly linked to the strength of the communities we serve,” says Larry Brooks, vice president for marketing and development. “It’s incumbent upon us as good neighbors and community leaders to give back, and our organizational culture lends itself to that.”

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