Salem Rotary Club surprises LewisGale employees with awards

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) - LewisGale Medical Center employees who volunteered to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Houston were surprised with awards at a Salem Rotary Club meeting Thursday afternoon.

The employees had thought they were at the meeting to give a presentation but instead were surprised with Paul Harris Fellowship awards.

The employees say seeing the devastation first-hand really impacted them.

"You see it firsthand, you see it on the people's faces, and the individuals that are impacted," said LewisGale employee Regina Mabe.

Around 14 people employees received medals, pins, and certificates.