Community Organizations Contribute to Feed HCMC Staff

Recent mandates from the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in several necessary changes at Henry County Medical Center, including a reduction in cafeteria hours and closing the cafeteria during the night shift.

The Paris Rotary Club saw this need and began fundraising with other civic groups. To maximize funds for the hospital staff, they are blending their funds with the chamber efforts.

“This is a need, and our community organizations have stepped up to get the project off the ground,” commented John Etheridge, Chamber President and Rotarian. “We were able to make a few phone calls to the Kiwanis, Lion’s, Quota, and Athena Delphian Clubs as well as the Board of Public Utilities Round Up and within a matter of 24 hours we were well on our way to reaching our goal.”

The goal is to raise $10,000 and those funds will guarantee at least one meal for the entire staff and several carry out meals from local restaurants.

“Not only will this project help with a need at our Hospital, it will help provide revenue for some of our local restaurants,” added Travis McLeese, Chamber CEO.  “Our medical community has done an incredible job of servicing our entire region during this pandemic. This is our opportunity to help.”

To contribute online, visit the Chamber of Commerce website (Website Link), email Travis McLeese at or reach him on his cell (731) 336-2959.