The Lewis Rathbun Center

The Lewis Rathbun Center is a hospital hospitality house offering lodging and a supportive environment at no charge to out-of-town families with patients in area hospitals. Volunteers assist with welcoming over 1,500 families in medical crisis a year. A guest from Franklin, N.C., shares, “The peace and comfort that one finds at the Rathbun Center, after hours spent in a hospital with loved ones, is like a ray of hope, a soothing touch, a friend in time of need.” Info: 251-0595 or

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