Volunteers donate, repaint Fisher House

| April 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (back row, center), commander, PRMC and TAMC, along with his wife, Lisa Doyle (back row, center right), and Anita Clingerman (second from right), manager, Tripler Fisher House, say thank you to community volunteers who painted Tripler's Fisher House, a "home away from home" for military families and patients receiving medical care, Saturday. The volunteers are employees from Hawaii-area Sherwin-Williams offices who donated paint and labor to repaint the kitchen and bedrooms.

Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle (back row, center), commander, PRMC and TAMC, along with his wife, Lisa Doyle (back row, center right), and Anita Clingerman (second from right), manager, Tripler Fisher House, say thank you to community volunteers who painted Tripler’s Fisher House, a “home away from home” for military families and patients receiving medical care, Saturday. The volunteers are employees from Hawaii-area Sherwin-Williams offices who donated paint and labor to repaint the kitchen and bedrooms.

Story and photo by
Ana Allen
Pacific Regional Medical Command

HONOLULU — Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, commanding general, Pacific Regional Medical Command and Tripler Army Medical Center, along with his spouse, Lisa Doyle, said thank you to community volunteers who painted Tripler’s Fisher House One, a “home away from home” for military families and patients receiving medical care, Saturday.

The Tripler Fisher House Manager, Anita Clingerman, also thanked the volunteers for their efforts. She said volunteers are a big part of the home’s success.

“Just getting the support of the community and our military groups helps them live comfortably here,” said Clingerman.

Elvia Cook, management trainee for Sherwin-Williams, said she was happy to spend her weekend at the Fisher House.

“This is the one time of the year where we focus on the community and giving back and making a meaningful impact on our island. I know it’s just paint, but we know that color makes an emotional impact in people’s lives. … What better way to bring some color into their lives than by painting their area, especially when they are going through personal illness or dealing with a loved one’s illness,” she said.

The 15 volunteers were employees from Hawaii-area Sherwin-Williams offices. They donated paint and labor to repaint one kitchen and 17 bedrooms, in addition to assisting in repainting the parking lot.

The daylong volunteer event is part of the paint company’s annual National Painting Week community service effort to make a positive difference in communities across America.

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