Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia is celebrating its valued volunteers, a group that numbers more than 300 and includes adults, teens and canines, during National Volunteer Appreciation Week from April 7-13.
“We value our dedicated volunteers 365 days of the year, but we are especially proud to honor them during National Volunteer Week,” said Marlee Lauffer, president of the Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Foundation.
“Our volunteers help us every day to provide quality, compassionate healthcare to our community. The gift of their time and their dedication to all Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital staff, patients and visitors is priceless,” Lauffer said.
In 1974, President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Appreciation Week with an executive order as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers in the U.S.
Notably, every sitting president since that time has issued a proclamation during the third week of April to honor volunteers.
This week-long celebration has become a nationwide effort to urge people to get out and volunteer in their own communities.
Throughout 2018, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital’s generous volunteers clocked more than 52,100 hours and served the organization in 31 different departments.
Since the hospital opened its doors nearly 45 years ago, volunteers have donated more than a million hours.
Please consider the many ways you can make a difference through volunteering.
For more information, visit henrymayo.com/volunteer.