Stewart Memorial partners with Lake City for ‘This Is Home’ project

LAKE CITY — Stewart Memorial Community Hospital has entered a partnership with the City of Lake City to bring community members, businesses, and financial sponsors together in support of residents in need of help.

The program is called This Is Home.

The goal of This Is Home is to have a one-day event to assist community members who may be in need of an extra helping hand from volunteers.

This event is intended to ensure safety, beauty, overall community improvement, while bringing residents together in teams working together.

SMCH Chief Executive Officer Cindy Carstens explains” “As our board and leadership team look to the future, we see being involved in our community a key priority, not only in healthcare, but to help meet other needs of our residents.”

The hospital team intends to provide volunteers for the project.

This Is Home is accepting applications from residents who would like work done to the exterior of their home or yard. The event is also in need of volunteers and financial sponsors.

Application are due March 29.

The number of applications, the funding received, and the number of volunteers available will determine the number of residents served.

The criteria for project selection will include: time needed to complete the project, number of volunteers needed, safety improvements addressed, and cost.

Homeowners who are selected will be determined by April 5 and notified soon after.

To volunteer for This Is Home complete an online application at or visit the Lake City City Hall to complete a paper form.

Local businesses will be asked to donate supplies and equipment. Sponsors will be asked to donate money to purchase any supplies not donated. To sponsor a project through a monetary donation or equipment or resources, go online at the above address or complete the application at city hall.

Volunteers will gather on April 27 at 8 am at Goins Park in Lake City to join a volunteer team. All supplies and work assignments will be outlined by a team leader. Lunch and a t-shirt will be provided.