Matthew Garman was first introduced to Community Health Outreach in 2012 while serving as the president of the Rotary Club of North Jacksonville. The club was asked to help put a new awning on the agency’s food pantry, but soon recognized they needed new buildings altogether.
As a project manager at Haskell, Matthew took on the challenge to help renovate Community Health Outreach facilities. With Mr. Haskell’s blessing, he formed a design team of Haskell employees and began designing, planning, and fundraising to complete the renovations.
The new building will allow Community Health Outreach, a ministry that serves thousands of uninsured and underserved residents in Northeast Florida to greatly expand their services. Additionally, the exposure from this project has facilitated the formation of numerous other valuable relationships in the community, all of which help further the mission of Community Health Outreach.
Matthew also spends time volunteering at his church and at the Sulzbacher Center. His passion is contagious and has inspired others to do more in support of their community. Matthew will receive the HandsOn Faith Award at Celebrate!GOOD 2014.