Thank You HopeCircle Volunteers
Organizations across America celebrate volunteerism every year during National Volunteer Appreciation Week the third week in April (April 17-23, 2022). Volunteers are the backbone of our country. Without the volunteer spirit, energy, passion and love many of our vital organizations would not exist in their current forms. Hospitals, schools, libraries, food pantries, clothes closets, churches, small town fire and police departments – these and thousands of other groups depend on volunteers to help them achieve their mission.
Our Volunteers are the heart of HopeCircle. We celebrate our volunteers every day because they are what makes HopeCircle a special place for healing, laughter and love. Having been either a patient, a caregiver, or both, they understand that a patient’s new journey calls for gifts of caring and empathy.
The talents of our volunteers are varied. Some create items such as pillows, afghans and caps, host special events, collect items, provide gift cards and rarely come to the HopeCircle Resource Center. Others come to HopeCircle regularly, serve snacks and lunches and distribute blankets and pillows to patients.
Someone may greet an overwhelmed, newly diagnosed patient and help her find the perfect wig. Another may be laughing with a new friend as she tries on hats and decides if she is a “turban” person. The one constant for all our volunteers is their love and concern for our families. They strive to do what they can to smooth the way on an unwanted and often scary journey.
While we are always grateful for our amazing HopeCircle volunteers, National Volunteer Week affords us an extra opportunity to say:
“Thank You volunteers! You are the heart of HopeCircle and you make miracles happen on a regular basis. Thank You!!”
“When we are depleted, hope finds us by the care others give.”
Rv. Judith E. Meyer