LAMAR, Mo. – The Compassus program serving Lamar and the surrounding areas recognized 20 hospice volunteers for providing companionship, support and dignity to hospice patients and their loved ones during a volunteer appreciation banquet on Saturday, April 22, at Sweet Creations Bakery. The event took place ahead of National Volunteer Week April 23-29.
Hospice volunteers, whether simply providing companionship or a listening presence, make a meaningful impact on patients and their families.
“We are proud to recognize all of our volunteers for their efforts to honor life and offer hope to individuals facing life-limiting illnesses by supporting them with compassion, integrity and excellence,” said Erin Ness, volunteer coordinator for Compassus – Lamar. “Volunteers help make our mission a reality here at Compassus, and I want to thank them all for their true dedication to those we serve.”
During the banquet, all volunteers were recognized for their contributions to the program. The 20 Compassus – Lamar volunteers donated a total of 622 hours in the last year. Volunteer Doris Wehr received special recognition for reaching five years of volunteering, giving a total of 460 hours since her start with the program.
For those interested in learning more about volunteering in hospice, please visit compassus.com/lamar or call (417) 295-4020.