79-year-old Barbara Baker is a retired school teacher from Corpus Christi who has been living at the Paradise Springs Retirement Community on Cypresswood for about three years. Mrs. Baker taught school for 26 years and always maintained a little library in her classroom for the elementary school students. She is also an avid reader, so when she saw the library at Paradise Springs she volunteered to put it in order.
About eight months ago, she met three Cypress Creek Medics who had been invited over for lunch. She told them about her plans for the library and they offered to help. They left their names and numbers. When new bookshelves arrived unassembled this week, she decided to take them up on the offer but no one could find the names and numbers.
So, Mrs. Baker called Cypress Creek EMS and talked to Community Relations Manager Holly Pichette who sent out an email to CCEMS employees and volunteers. CCEMS Maintenance Manager Tony Ghourley and Stephen Reed who handles Cypress Creek’s building maintenance answered the call. We actually had multiple offers from employees to help, but Tony and Stephen had the tools, the expertise, and where ready to go.