Genesis Green Roof Project Launches Fundraising Campaign to Raise $250,000 for Expansion

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Joe Lohmuller, MD, general surgeon at Genesis Health Center, 1227 East Rusholme Street, Davenport, is retiring at the end of June, but he leaves behind a legacy beyond his patients. He and his wife, Ann, have been primary champions of the Genesis East Green Roof project since its inception in 2002.

The project was a huge success, but with the expansion of Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, now is the time to expand. The plan is to extend the green roof to spaces currently clad in the same lifeless, plain gray roofing material that began the Transformational First View renovation.

As part of Dr. Lohmuller’s farewell to Genesis, he is partnering with the Genesis Health Services Foundation to help raise $125,000 of the $250,000 needed to expand the green plant-filled roof to additional roof sections.

Three floors of patient rooms will overlook the green roof with plantations and colored ballast. Low-maintenance green roofs will provide an attractive and therapeutic view year-round with minimal maintenance and operating expenses.

The original green roof was developed and constructed in 2010. Funding came from the generosity of Genesis benefactors, grateful patients and their families, and the Quad City community. The projected costs for this project are $250,000. The Genesis Foundation’s Adler Fund will match donations at 100% up to $125,000. Construction will begin in the fall of 2022.

The easiest way to plant the seeds of hope and healing is to send text messages green roof to 41444. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit: www.genesishealth.com/green roof

Genesis Green Roof Project Launches Fundraising Campaign to Raise $250,000 for Expansion

Sean Leary is a writer, director, artist, musician, producer, and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since he started at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. A graduate with honors from the master’s program at the University of Southern California, he has written more than 50 books, including the best-selling books The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.

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