2018-04-18 / Front Page

It’s National Volunteer Week


Front row, left to right, Doris Knaver, Jackie Sutherlin, Kay Thomas and Donna Terry. Back row, left to right, Regina King, Anita McNulty, Brenda Heacock, Judi Purvis, Beth Dobbs and Ella Marie Torr. (Courtesy Photo) Front row, left to right, Doris Knaver, Jackie Sutherlin, Kay Thomas and Donna Terry. Back row, left to right, Regina King, Anita McNulty, Brenda Heacock, Judi Purvis, Beth Dobbs and Ella Marie Torr. (Courtesy Photo) April 15-22 is National Volunteer Week. National Volunteer Week began in 1974 as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. Since then, the original emphasis on celebration has widened; the week has become a nationwide effort to urge people to get out and volunteer in their communities.

Putnam County Hospital would like to take this time to thank our guild members for their volunteered time and dedication to the hospital.

The guild has been serving the hospital long before the move to the 1542 South Bloomington location in 1979. Today they stock and operate the gift shop located to the right of the hospital’s main information desk. Gourmet candies, jewelry, and extensive selections of “scrubs” and shoes can periodically be found in one of our lobby areas. All proceeds from these events find their way to either the Putnam County Health Careers Scholarship Fund housed at the Community Foundation or to answer special needs the hospital may have. (This year a donation will be used to help complete the furnishings in the waiting room area here at PCH.

The guild has contributed $31,000 over the past two years to the scholarship fund.)

With 50 volunteers, the guild acts as goodwill ambassadors for the hospital: people who unselfishly give of their time and talents; and people whose efforts bring generous donations to the hospital and to health career scholarships. These special individuals are the core of the Putnam County Hospital Guild.

If you wish to become a guild member, you may pick up an application at the hospital gift shop.

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