Leadership Lake Norman Class XVI repaired a ceiling, painted a room, repaired and painted exterior features, and spruced up the landscaping of The Solomon House on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The work at The Solomon House was their end-of-the-year project, one aimed at making a difference in the community. Members of the group raised money to purchase the needed supplies and provided the labor to complete the work. Lowe’s Home Improvement, Artisan Signs and Graphics, ServePro, Soil Supply and Tree Service, Joy’s Stump Grinding and Tree Service provided supplies and assistance with the project.
Leadership Lake Norman is an annual program of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Community leaders meet once a month from September to May. Their programs include exposure to a wide variety of business and services that are located in the Lake Norman area. Bill Russell, president of the Chamber praised the involvement of the group. “Our leadership participants used their collective resources and talents to raise awareness of the Solomon House, an outstanding community outreach program. In addition, they raised funds and worked to improve the physical facility making the important work of the Solomon House possible.”
The Solomon House, affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, provides free health education and crisis referrals to those who might not have full access to health and human services in the Huntersville / Lake Norman area. “We are so grateful to the members of the Leadership Lake Norman class for their support of The Solomon House”, says Joyce Brooks, Director of organization. “We can not provide the services that we do without the support of the community” Brooks says.
In 2012, The Solomon House provided crisis referrals that impacted nearly 6,000 individuals, forty-five percent of whom were children. Health education programs touched over 300 uninsured, low income adults including people with diabetes and other chronic health conditions, young pregnant women and their babies. Serving the Lake Norman area including Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville, all programs are provided in both English and Spanish. For more information about The Solomon House, please call 704-316-3872.