Crestview Covenant Hospice honors volunteers with luncheon

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 01:34 PM.

"I didn't understand it at the time when I first started, but the volunteers are truly the heart of Covenant Hospice," said Carolyn Williams, the Crestview location’s volunteer manager and community liaison.

 Williams, who has worked from the Crestview location for the past four months, said the volunteers here have impressed her.

"I just tell them where they need to be and they are there; they represent us with dignity and style," she said. "It's not about themselves, it's about the patient."

Williams recognized 13 other volunteers with various recognitions, including the Service Hours Award, Community Award and Patient and Family Support Award.

Holt resident David Brown, who has volunteered more than a year, won the Ambassador award. Brown plays gospel music for hospice patients in Crestview assisted living facilities Carrington Manor and Crestview Manor.

"I wanted to make a difference in their lives, even though it is toward the end of their life," Brown said. "It's rewarding to me ... I hope it is to them."

Fowler said volunteering fulfills her.  



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