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Your Views: Mercy Health System volunteers go far in helping us serve others

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April 5, 2014

During National Healthcare Volunteer Week, April 6-12, I'd like to recognize Mercy Health System's 1,300-plus outstanding volunteers for the difference they're making for our patients and community. They personify the spirit of community volunteerism through generous donations of time, talent and funds to a wide variety of Mercy programs.

Our volunteers offer comforting words, prayers and companionship to Mercy's hospice and home health patients. Our volunteers bring hot meals and bright smiles to our Meals on Wheels recipients. Our volunteers also use their talents to provide warmth and comfort through handmade prayer shawls, stuffed animals, baby caps and other items for hospitalized patients. Our volunteers help House of Mercy Homeless Center residents get back on their feet and into homes of their own. Our volunteers help cash-strapped college students continue their studies in medical fields. Our volunteers lessen the worry of many through our Mercy Lifeline Home Emergency Response Program. Our volunteers put hundreds of hours into vital fundraisers like the Love Light Tree, our hospital gift shops, Castaways Thrift Shop, Holiday Market, Jingle Mingle and the House of Mercy Charity Ball.

To our dedicated volunteers, thank you for your time and commitment to Mercy Health System and the patients and families we serve. Your selflessness brings comfort and joy to many.

If you're interested in sharing your time and talents to help others, the Mercy Health System Association of Volunteers is always looking for volunteers. You can learn more by calling 888-39-MERCY.

RICH GRUBER

Vice President

Mercy Health System



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