Volunteers are stars at May 1 Loving Care dinner


(Posted April 19, 2015)

Loving Care Hospice and Home Health will pull out the red carpet to salute their volunteers on May 1 at the annual spring dinner and auction. The event will take place at Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City. The community is invited to attend the event to recognize contributions made by community volunteers. In addition to the awards ceremony, the catered event will feature a live and silent auction to raise funds for terminally ill patients who cannot afford their medical expenses.

In 2014, volunteers contributed more than 2,500 hours to support the needs of Loving Care. The evening event will celebrate those accomplishments and volunteers will be recog-nized for their continued support in various categories. Danny Thomas once said, “Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”

“Loving Care volunteers are some of the most compassionate, caring people in our community,” said Cornelia Hostetler, volunteer development director. “They open their arms, their hearts and their time whenever there is a need. It doesn’t matter if it’s a request for baking cookies, sitting with a patient or cleaning, our volunteers are dedicated to serving others. Their gift of giving continues throughout the year.

“Our volunteers make our organization strong, and we couldn’t exist without them,” continued Hostetler. “Volunteers are making a difference in the communities they live in and their impact is significant. We are grateful for their faithful services. We welcome others to join our ‘Circle of Friends! Volunteer Program.’ The opportunities are endless. If you have a passion to share your skills and talents with others, we encourage you join our team.”

To learn more about becoming a qualified volunteer, call (614) 554-7665 or e-mail corneliah@lovingcare.us.

Some opportunities to serve include: sitting with patients, making baked goods, serving on fundraising teams, helping at special events, landscaping, cleaning, photography and office help.

To register to attend the spring dinner and auction, call (740) 852-7755. Cost is $35 per person and the deadline to register is April 22.

Loving Care Hospice and Home Health is a non-profit, faith-based agency serving Madison, Union and surrounding counties. It began services in 1993 with two employees and has grown to employ over 50. Last year, Loving Care provided more than $141,000 in non-reimbursed care for patients who did not have adequate insurance or funds to cover their much needed health care.

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