Friday, November 30, 2012
Progress Wins 2012 Community Day Project Award
Wins 2012 HCA Community Day Project Award
The HCA Foundation recently awarded Progress Inc. with the 2012 HCA Community Day Project Award, which includes a $2,000 grant and the designation by HCA as one of the top 5 Community Caring Day projects of 2012.
HCA held its annual Caring for the Community campaign on Sept. 18 and Sept. 19, which gave HCA employees the opportunity to work directly with Nashville non-profits that are making a difference in the community. Deanna Campbell, HCA spokeswoman, said 52 Community Day agencies were nominated by HCA project coordinators based on creativity, relation to agency mission and the volunteers experience at the work site.
As a part of Progress’ Community Day project, 15 HCA employees painted pumpkins with Progress Inc. clients, moved furniture and gardened at Progress’ Ezell Pike campus. The Community Day project was originally intended to be a full day of gardening. Rainy weather led Progress Director of Development Director Anita Spatz to find other useful and interactive tasks for the HCA volunteers to tackle.
“The selection committee thought the agency project was very creative and liked how it allowed HCA employees precious time interacting with clients at the agency,” Campbell said. “Additionally, they felt the agency did a great job adjusting due to the weather. One volunteer had this to say following the project: “I think we made a difference for Progress, but more importantly in the lives of those we touched today. I think we also benefitted today from the opportunity to meet the people who Progress serves.”