AP NEWS

Thank you to volunteers

April 9, 2019

Editor, Daily Times:

We want to thank all of our amazing Friends in Action and Rainbow Hospice Care volunteers.

With the passing of two of our volunteers so far in the first three months of this year it is extremely important to us to make sure you realize just how valuable you are to us. Diane and Flo were the role models for giving, kindness and generosity. They loved their patients, fellow co-volunteers and our staff. We will miss them and the smiles and laughter that followed them everywhere they went.

Thanks for spending time with us. Plain and simple, your irreplaceable time spent with a patient afraid of being alone in the 11th hour, providing much needed respite for a 24/7 caregiver, taking someone shopping, to the doctor, dentist or for coffee. Time is of the essence, always sooner rather than later in hospice care and when someone needs help.

We often hear the phrase “Oh, I could never do what you do,” our volunteers respond with “How could you not!” Their compassion and genuine love of other human beings goes beyond words.

Happy National Volunteer Week is every day here. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Thank you for giving us the honor of working with all of you.

Sam Margelofsky

Jill Radke

Volunteer Coordinators

Rainbow Hospice Care

Your Friends in Action