Our SECU Family House is proud to share that to date, we’ve served over 42,000 patients and their caregivers. The majority of our guests are traveling from the western piedmont because their community medical centers do not provide the stepped up care available here in Winston-Salem.
We have all experienced when a loved one has needed medical care. Our hope is to make our SECU Family House a home away from home to support and serve those in medical crisis.
The Family House’s kitchen and other common rooms are in constant use. Much like your own homes, constant maintenance and refreshing is required. We are proud of our high occupancy rate of 80%, but that means all spaces, especially the kitchen, receive substantial wear and tear on cabinets, countertops, and appliances. Now ten years old, the kitchen needs to be refreshed.
In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic identified extra needs in how the kitchen is designed and used. Since it is a heavily trafficked and exposed area, any updates will need to include additional precautions. The pictures show how we have currently adapted to COVID-19 and meals for guests.
Our kitchen serves as a hub for individual and group volunteer opportunities and engagement and as we work toward a return to allowing groups to prepare and serve meals again, we need to redesign our space for safety concerns.
By renovating our kitchen, our guests will experience a positive impact in their ability to rest/relax, their emotional and psychological well-being, and their ability to connect with people in similar medical situations.
Will you join us in helping renovate our kitchen so that we can continue to serve those in need?