Catawba Regional Hospice held its annual volunteer appreciation event at Catawba Country Club on April 16.
With gratitude for all the time they donated to patient care, administrative help, and thrift store support, CRH invited volunteers to gather for brunch, conversation, and a special presentation by CEO Dave Clarke detailing the impact of volunteers on the health and mission of the organization.
Afterwards, CRH paid tribute to long-time volunteers, awarding lapel pins to those who had been with the organization for 5, 10, 15, and 20 or more years.
The 20-year group included the following:
- Donna Clark - Hickory - patient support volunteer
- Jimmy & Guylene Lutz - Maiden - greeter/receptionist volunteer
- Becky Yount - Hickory - greeter/receptionist volunteer
- Nancy Bumgarner - Conover - patient support and greeter/receptionist volunteer
- Cathy Fox - Conover - greeter/receptionist volunteer
- Libby Wells - Hickory - patient support volunteer
Barbara Moyer, a Hickory resident and patient support volunteer, was celebrated for serving Catawba Regional Hospice for 25 years.
Additionally, the volunteer services staff remembered the devotion of three volunteers who had passed away during the previous year: Bill Allen, Helen Bowman, and Daniel Cooke.
"One of the great benefits of hospice is that it gathers a team of support for patients and families," shared Kelly Tate, Vice President of Community Outreach. "Volunteers are an enormous part of that care, and the relationships they forge in service to others is humbling. We love and appreciate each one who grants us their time and talents. We wouldn't be who we are without them."