Volunteers can make a big difference

Trinity celebrates the many people who take the time to help others

Public-spirited people who make time in their lives to support worthy causes help make any town a better place to live. In that regard, the large and dedicated cadre of volunteers at UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center is an especially noteworthy example.

Trinity celebrates the efforts of these praise-worthy individuals with an annual Volunteer Recognition Event. That important tribute took place Thursday at Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites.

The roughly nearly 100 volunteers honored had each helped make visits to the hospital complex easier for patients. Many of the honorees had contributed thousands of hours to this important undertaking.

“It’s time to thank you for the time you have given up,” Kathy Moe, director of volunteer services, told the crowd. “Time is the greatest gift you can give someone because you don’t get it back.”

The Messenger heartily agrees with Moe. We applaud the people who are already devoting time and energy to volunteer work. They are an inspiration to all of us to find more ways that we too can give back to the community.


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