Released by the Longview Regional Medical Center:
Longview, TX - National Volunteer Week is April 18-24. During this time, Longview Regional Medical Center will take the time to honor those who dedicate themselves to serving others.
Longview Regional is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, April 22 at Pinecrest Country Club. The Awards Luncheon will begin at 11:30 am, followed by fun events and an awards ceremony at 12 noon. This year's theme is country-western, with contests and prizes given for "best-dressed", "most-creative" and many other categories.
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. During this time, Longview Regional takes action and encourages individuals to be at the center of social change; to discover and actively demonstrate their collective power and to foster positive transformation. "We want to thank our volunteers, as well as encourage others to become involved in volunteer activities," said Jim Kendrick, Chief Executive Officer at Longview Regional Medical Center.
Melinda Whitehurst, Sr. Circle and Volunteer Manager for LRMC, engages the hospital employees by asking them to submit positive comments about the volunteers, or to write a note about how they might make a difference in the services provided to a patient or employee in their workplace (LRMC). "If you have a volunteer(s) in your department you would like to recognize at the Luncheon, please send the request via email to me. I would like to read about the values of service they provide. Thank you for helping me show our appreciation for their many hours of dedicated service!" stated Whitehurst in an email to her colleagues.
During National Volunteer Week, this is the perfect opportunity for any organization, and/or volunteer, to seize that special moment and share in the national spotlight they so deservedly receive. Simultaneously, we leverage this brief window of national opportunity to advance an individual cause and promote volunteer commitment at our Medical Center and in our community.