BHSF cares for community with S. Fla. Day of Service

BHSF cares for community with S. Fla. Day of Service

Volunteers gather at Gilbert Porter Elementary in West Kendall.

Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) once again celebrated its “Caring for Our Community” campaign, as employees and their families volunteered their time to make a difference in communities throughout South Florida. Volunteers spent countless hours doing renovation projects at local elementary schools, community centers and more.

“Baptist Health South Florida remains committed to giving back to our community,” said Phillis Oeters, corporate vice president of Government and Community Relations for Baptist Health South Florida. “The Caring for Our Community campaign exemplifies our volunteers’ dedication to make South Florida a better place to live, work and play.”

The campaign served several areas in the community, including:

Coconut Grove: Volunteers from across Baptist Health South Florida cleaned up the private island at Shake-A-Leg, a not-forprofit organization that works with children and adults with physical and development challenges in a marine environment.

Homestead: Baptist Health South Florida employees, family and friends came together to renovate the library at Neva King Cooper Educational Center, a specialized school for mentally handicapped students between the ages of 3 and 22. Volunteers painted shelves and reorganized the area for students.

BHSF cares for community with S. Fla. Day of Service

Volunteers unload plants at St. Mary Baptist Church in Coral Gables.

Coral Gables: Thanks to several dedicated volunteers, St. Mary’s 1st Missionary Baptist Church was the recipient of several area renovations, including painting, gardening and light maintenance. The church is a historic site and listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

West Kendall: Local elementary schools throughout West Kendall are teaching students the importance of good nutrition and eating fresh vegetables every day. Baptist Health South Florida volunteers helped construct the interactive gardens that will make this possible at Christina M. Eve Elementary School, Oliver Hoover Elementary School, Gilbert Porter Elementary School and West Kendall Early Learning Center.

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. For more information, visit

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