AdventHealth’s history of generosity began in 1867, with the opening of our first Adventist Health Care Center. Early medical pioneers of the time were paid little to none but were dedicated to raising money to continue the mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ. This mission continues today as a daily practice in each of our AdventHealth facilities. Each team member is given the opportunity to serve others by contributing a percentage of their paycheck to a cause that’s meaningful to them.
Adelyn is an ambassador for the Team Member Giving Program and has worked at AdventHealth for 21 years. She gives to the fund because she loves her coworkers.
“16 years ago, when I had my first baby and went on maternity leave, I was faced with several financial challenges including rent and utilities. The Team Member Program was there to help me, and I’ve seen it help many other team members. Your dollars can truly change the life of the coworker next to you,” explained Adelyn.
The program also helps team members who experience unexpected crises. Lorrie, an AdventHealth Administrator in Daytona Beach, received help through the program after she received a call that changed her life forever.
“On December 30th, I was at work when I got a phone call from my neighbor and she told me I needed to come home because my mobile home was on fire.”
As shock and devastation began to set in with the news, Lorrie couldn’t salvage anything, she lost it all. That’s when the team member giving program at AdventHealth Daytona Beach stepped in.
“They came to me and helped me get back on my feet. They gave me money for rent, so I had a place to live, they gave me money for electric, money for water, money for clothes, for food. The whole hospital came together and if it wasn’t for them, I’d be homeless,” said Lorrie.
It is more important now than ever, that we continue to help our fellow team members during this time. Learn more about the program by visiting a tabling event near you and become a member at GenerosityChampions.com today.