IEHP Donates Campus Benches to Community Organizations
A designated space, even as simple as a bench, offers a place to share, connect, converse, pause, or rest. Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) recognizes the need for these designated spaces in community centers and has donated a total of 28 campus benches between Riverside’s Teen Challenge Center and San Bernardino’s Inland Empire Job Corps.
After previously partnering with the Teen Challenge Center and Inland Empire Job Corps at community events, IEHP’s Facilities Team wanted to support the organization’s commitment to the Inland Empire by providing benches for their campuses.
“We are a nonprofit organization that helps men deal with Controlling substance abuse,” said Steve Peak, Teen Challenge Center Maintenance Supervisor. “These benches will be placed throughout the property to give the men a place to sit, so that they can read their Bible, do their homework, or sit in fellowship. We thank IEHP so much for the donation. It will be used, and it is greatly appreciated.”
Organizations received their benches early last week through deliveries and pick-ups coordinated by IEHP’s Facilities Team. “Both centers were ecstatic and appreciative of the donations,” said Angelo Cox, IEHP’s Senior Director of Facilities. “They really appreciated that IEHP kept these local centers in mind and heart, especially during this time.”
To date, IEHP has provided local community-based organizations like Rim Family Services, Samaritan Counseling Center, Rolling Start Inc., and other Connect IE Partners with technology scholarships, grants, volunteer support, and additional resources.
“The work and dedication our partners give to our communities makes all the difference,” said Jarrod McNaughton, IEHP’s Chief Executive Officer. “We know organizations like Inland Empire Job Corps and the Teen Challenge Center make tremendous impacts on the community and to the lives of our members. In supporting them, we actively work together to make the Inland Empire a healthier place.”