This past Saturday, 50 Ascension Saint Thomas associates joined together to help continue flood recovery in Waverly, Tennessee.
The group of associates split into teams to focus on several parts of Waverly, stretching from east to west where the historic August 2021 floor primarily hit. They worked on mountainous piles of debris in neighborhoods, installed new wooden flooring, freshened up yards and gardens, assembled new furniture to put back into houses that lost everything, and found a significant amount of valuables that they hope will be claimed. More than 700 residents in Humphreys County were impacted by last year’s flood.
“This means so much to our community,” said Amanda Maples, resident of Waverly and director of business development for the cardiovascular service line at Ascension Saint Thomas. “There are many people in this town that have started to feel hopeless and beaten down by this tragedy. I was personally impacted by this flood and it meant the world to me to have my colleagues dedicate their time on a Saturday to clean. The amount of joy that our associates brought back to this community is unmatched. We still have so much to do, but care and compassion were represented in this town.”