MMC in the Community: Brighton FirstCare Helps Build a Habitat for Humanity House
May 29, 2018
Ten members of the Brighton FirstCare team, including nurses, Emergency Department techs and physicians, helped build a Habitat for Humanity house in Scarborough on May 19. The volunteers, some of their family members and the new homeowner spent six hours doing general yard cleanup, along with window and door framing.
The effort was organized by Brighton FirstCare’s “High-Five Council,” which puts together celebrations honoring the care team. The idea behind this volunteer activity was to serve the community while building teamwork.
“This was a wonderful experience,” said Deb Fowler, R.N. “The Habitat for Humanity staff was incredibly gracious, and it felt good to serve the community in a totally different way than we’re used to.”
The feedback from participants was so positive that the High-Five Council is already planning another Habitat volunteer effort for this fall.
Maine Medical Center’s Brighton FirstCare offers urgent care for minor accidents and illnesses from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Clinical staff is comprised of emergency-trained physicians and nurses and offers X-ray, CT Scan and ultrasound. It is located at 335 Brighton Avenue in Portland. You can learn more information about Brighton FirstCare here.