Community February 09, 2012
Epic came, they sawed, they conquered a Habitat house
On a recent, almost-frigid Saturday, more than a dozen Yale New Haven Health System employees from the Epic project, their family and friends worked on the latest Habitat for Humanity house on Vernon Street in Yale-New Haven Hospital’s neighborhood. A group of employees from Finance has also participated in a day-long build. This is the fifth house that YNHH is supporting both with funding and the skilled and unskilled labor of its generous employees. It is expected to be ready for its new owners in May. Deb Anderson, RN, nurse application specialist, Epic, shows off her new skill at working a chop saw to cut wood bracing. Anderson’s team reported that working on the Habitat house was a terrific team-building experience and the hospital is looking for more individuals and departments to volunteer. Employees interested in volunteering should contact Jennifer Bowers, employee relations assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 688-2402.