Knoxville — Renovations to the First United Methodist Church's Activity Center in Knoxville are nearly completed. Fundraising for the over $60,000 project is ongoing, and the Knoxville Community Heritage Foundation provided a donation today.
The Activity Center is home to Good Samaritan Free Clinic and Neighbor Helping Neighbor, among others. It is also available for other purposes.
As it is used for the clinic and the assistance program, privacy became a concern with the building, prior to the renovation. The clinic struggled to comply with patient privacy laws due to the thin walls.
Four new examination rooms, a paint job, new carpet, ceiling tiles, new doors and woodwork were done earlier this year. Activity Center Leader Larry Kline said $60,000 has already been spent on the project. Outdoor paint and more work on the exterior doors is planned.
KHCF studies many requests for brick and mortar projects that will have a positive impact on the Knoxville area. Donations to KHCF, as well as submissions for 2015 grants, can be directed to Park Woodle, KHCF President, 641-891-2335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to support the Activity Center's project, call FUMC at 641-842-3712.
The Good Samaritan Free Clinic is open the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. The Neighbor Helping Neighbor office is open Monday through Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.