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Clayton Donates $30,865 to Morristown Regional Cancer Center

Three local home building facilities raise money for Patient Assistance Fund

March 20, 2024

MORRISTOWN, Tenn., March 20, 2024 — Three East Tennessee Clayton Home Building Group® home building facilities presented Morristown Regional Cancer Center with a check for $30,865.50 for their Patient Assistance Fund. The fund helps cancer patients and their families cover costs like medication, transportation, utility bills and other needs associated with treatment.


Clayton, a values-based single-family home builder, empowers and encourages team members to Do good by serving the communities in which they live and work. Since 2017, Clayton’s East Tennessee facilities, along with the Clayton Foundation, have donated more than $250,000 for the cancer center’s Patient Assistance Fund.


The Patient Assistance Fund has personally benefited several Clayton team members. Clayton Rutledge Customer Care Coordinator Teresa Ridgeway says, “A close family member of mine was battling lymphoma. The Patient Assistance Fund covered a month of their utility bills and gave them gas cards to help with travel expenses. The support was appreciated during a time of need when they were going through so much physically, mentally and financially.”


To raise money, Clayton Bean Station, Clayton Rutledge and TRU White Pine team members collected donations, sold merchandise and hosted fundraisers like cookouts and bake sales, a nacho lunch, chili cookoff contests and auctions. Team members also participated in the cancer center’s Jingle Run for Hope, the annual 5K held to raise money for the Patient Assistance Fund. Leadership at the three facilities and the Clayton Foundation contributed additional funds for a grand total of $30,865.50.


“Clayton is a shining example of what a great partnership looks like,” said R. Michael Fishman, chair of the Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Foundation board of directors and publisher of the Morristown Citizen Tribune. "They don’t just write a check; they are actively involved in their communities. We are grateful for their continued support of Morristown Regional Cancer Center.”


Learn more about Clayton Home Building Group’s community involvement at Clayton Home Building Group.


About Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System
Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System’s 120-year heritage reflects a patient-focused approach with a commitment to integrity, quality and service to the communities it serves. The medical center provides care through six centers of excellence, including the Heart, Lung and Vascular Center; Women’s Center; Breast Center; Morristown Regional Cancer Center; Outpatient Surgery Center and Emergency and Critical Care Center. Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System is an advanced primary stroke center. Learn more at https://www.covenanthealth.com/morristown-hamblen.


About Clayton
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happyness® through homeownership. A Berkshire Hathaway company, Clayton is a leading single-family, values-driven home builder dedicated to attainable housing, sustainable practices, and creating a world-class experience for customers and team members. The company’s portfolio includes a comprehensive range of site-built, modern manufactured, Tiny, CrossMod® and modular housing. In 2023, Clayton built more than 52,000 homes across the country. For more information, visit claytonhomes.com.
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