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Publix employees volunteer with SalusCare Center

Posted at 11:20 PM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 23:20:17-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. --- SalusCare (say-lus) center for growth has a new look! They partnered with volunteers from United Way and Publix on Tuesday.

Volunteers help finish renovations for the centers new children's service building in Fort Myers. SalusCare is a nonprofit for mental health and substance abuse services.

With the help of the community members, they were able to make the building brighter and more appealing for kids.

"We want it to be something that people look forward to coming to. So a lot of bright colors, a lot of new furniture and we wanted the building to stand out externally," said Cook-Hawk. 

About 80 Publix employees, from 10 different stores throughout the Southwest Florida area, were seen painting the SalusCare's building.

"To see the community come out to support this effort is heartwarming, it's overwhelming and we are so grateful," said Stacey Cook-Hawk, Chief Executive Officer for SalusCare.

SalusCare staff says they're consolidating services for children in one building and say making surroundings more attractive will hopefully improve patient care and family comfort.