SRH Nurses Conduct Donations Drive to Caroline County Homeless Shelter


UM Shore Regional Health’s Nursing Shared Leadership Global Council is wrapping up the collection drive to benefit His Hope Haven Homeless Shelter in Caroline County. On Friday, February 15, shelter manager Brian Gourley met UM SRH nurses Debby Taylor and Jakeisha Downing at the shelter to help unload a very full cargo van and give them a tour of the facility. Says Taylor, “Brian and his team at His Hope were overwhelmed by the generosity of our staff and expressed their sincere appreciation.”

His Hope Haven Homeless Shelter team manager Bryan Gourley (center) with SRH nurses Jakeisha Downing (left) and Debby Taylor (right).

According to Taylor, the drive has generated an outstanding response. “We have made three deliveries thus far and are planning another next Friday, March 1, because items have continued to come in,” she says. “Over 50 boxes of various items, in addition to several large multipacks of paper towels, bath tissue, and diapers were delivered last Friday, and 3 East staff made an earlier delivery of over 150 pounds of food items. Every single item on the wish list was donated many times over, and there were many other items — even a flat-screen TV.”

The drive was launched by the Nursing Shared Leadership Global Council’s Community Outreach Committee: Jakeisha Downing, Emergency Room, Easton; Sheila Greenwood, Case Management, Dorchester; Sam Owens, Neurology, Easton; Ashley Schreppel, Telemetry, Easton; and Debby Taylor, Same Day Surgery, Easton.

As part of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), University of Maryland Shore Regional Health is the principal provider of comprehensive health care services for more than 170,000 residents of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. UM Shore Regional Health’s team of more than 2,500 employees, medical staff, board members, and volunteers works with various community partners to fulfill the organization’s mission of Creating Healthier Communities Together.

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