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Hospice recognizes volunteers at annual tribute

Blue Ridge Hospice held its Annual Volunteer Recognition on April 18 to honor the not-for-profit organization's 906 volunteers who year-around give generously of their time and talents to support the many aspects of Blue Ridge Hospice. The tribute was held at Millwood Station in Winchester.

Kelly Miller and Sue Jarvis, Blue Ridge Hospice volunteer coordinators, welcomed the more than 250 in attendance and presented significant statistics, including a tribute to the organization's volunteers for their 34,270 hours of service, resulting in a cost savings to Blue Ridge Hospice of $746,743.

Wanda Gilbert, who received the Founders Award, has been a member of the hospice board of directors and served as the board liaison to the Blue Ridge Hospice Quality Committee, for the past eight years.

Recipient of the Special Achievement Award, Charles Heinemann, has been with Blue Ridge Hospice since 2010, volunteering in its Stephens City Thrift Shop. He helps at the donation door, loads furniture for customers, bags clothing for the warehouse and also works with book donations.

Wendy Nicholls, a four-year volunteer, won of the Patient Family Support Award.

Two-year volunteer J. B. Sandefur, won the Administrative Award.

Thrift Shop Volunteer of the Year Award recipient, Penny Duhring, has volunteered for more than five years.

The not-for-profit Blue Ridge Hospice is celebrating its 31st anniversary of serving the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Loudoun, Shenandoah, Page, Fauquier, Rappahannock and Warren, and the city of Winchester.


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