February 20, 2019
Dear Residents, Family Members and Friends,
As you can see in these photos today, we are still in the final stages of completing the repairs to Mathison. There is an extraordinarily large number of people working 7 days a week to complete all the carpet installation, painting, lighting, and resetting of resident rooms and furniture.
We have completed a tentative move-in schedule and anticipate releasing the schedule to residents and their families, with dates and times, on Monday, March 4th. We believe that re-occupancy will begin on March 18th and continue over a two-week period. Should any unforeseen occurrences cause a delay, we will make every effort to provide you with two weeks’ notice. Just to give you an example of the kind of issues we face, the wall sconces are not scheduled to arrive until the second week of March. Also, we are encountering difficulty in hiring for the remaining staff vacancies to replace people who either moved out of the area altogether or decided to seek other employment during the restoration period.
There are so many moving parts to this process, and I appreciate your prayers and continued patience as we follow the developments at Mathison on a daily basis.
Very truly yours,
Christopher W. Tomlin
President & CEO
Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida