03/18/2013 (press release: jeffthomas) // USA // Jeff Thomas
Harbor Healthcare is pleased to announce the official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Girls’ Haven Study Room on March 22, 2013 at 1PM in Beaumont, Texas. The recently renovated room will feature fresh paint, new computers and furniture. This room will offer the residents a safe and practical environment for their studies and homework.
Girls’ Haven is a residential operation that aspires to turn tragedy into triumph by providing a safe, nurturing environment for girls affected by physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect, abandonment, exploitation or severe family dysfunction. Harbor Healthcare, headquartered in Beaumont, donated all funds for the renovation and completion of the room, and their staff volunteered time to assemble the furniture, paint and remodel the room along with installing the computer equipment.
“We love the people of this community,” explains Brenna Rodriguez, Director of Business Development for Harbor “Harbor has been blessed to grow so quickly, and we are always looking for ways to give back regardless if the people in need are outside the scope of what we do. Girls’ Haven has a tremendous impact on our community, and Harbor wants to help amplify it.”
“The room just looks awesome,” exclaims Alice Teeler, Girls’ Haven Executive Director. “The Harbor people were just great. They had a vested interest in our girls and genuinely wanted to help them succeed. Harbor has been a friend of Girls’ Haven for years with donations and help during fundraisers, but now they have stepped up in a big way.”
While the room will not be unveiled until the 22nd, there is already plenty of buzz inside the halls of Girls’ Haven. “The kids are ecstatic,” reveals Alice. “This will provide them with an additional path to their transition. Having this environment and the new equipment will aid their growth, and we are thankful for that. Our desire here at Girls’ Haven is just to take care of people, and it’s an incredible thing when you develop a kinship with another company that shares your values and views in ministering to others.”
“I love giving back,” smiles Brenna. “Harbor loves giving back. It’s awesome to be with a company that helps foster that belief, but most importantly, that wants to legitimately help without benefit to itself. We all need to step up. We can change the world if more and more people decided to have an impact and change one life at a time. Hopefully this philosophy won’t be just taught, but also caught. Hopefully others will see it and catch on. Maybe one day, one of the girls will see what someone else has done, and then they too will decide to make a difference for someone else.”
Girls’ Haven holds many annual fundraisers and will be hosting a Golf Tournament in May. To help or get involved, please visit www.girlshaveninc.org or call (409) 832-6223.
To visit Harbor Healthcare, click on www.harborhcs.com or call (409) 813-2332.
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