Noyes Honors Volunteers
Monday, April 28, 2014
The event recognized the Volunteers for the hours of service they donate to the hospital. The reception was dedicated to the Meals on Wheels Program which originated in 1962 by the late Jean Basta, the hospital social worker at the time. Over the years, volunteers drove countless miles, seven days a week, and delivered thousands of meals to area residents in all types of weather. The Meals on Wheels program transitioned to the new Meals to Go program in 2013.
According to Volunteer Coordinator, Nancy Johnsen, “THANK YOU does not do justice for what these individuals do for the hospital. In 2013, the hospital volunteers alone donated 12,502 hours!”
At the reception, 29 volunteers were recognized for accumulating 250+ hours of volunteer time in 2013. In addition, 38 volunteers received the President’s Volunteer Service Award, created in 2003 as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their documented commitment and example, to inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Speaking at the event were Amy Pollard, President and CEO and Michael Johnsen, Chairman of the Noyes Health Board of Directors. “This is a great group of people to work with and I love their energy, enthusiasm and ideas,” stated Ms. Johnsen.
If anyone is interested in learning more about Noyes Volunteer Program opportunities, please call Nancy Johnsen at 335-4355.