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Letters to The Platteville Journal for April 20
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April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and Home Health United would like to take this opportunity to express appreciation for all our volunteers. Our volunteers make the world turn, the sun shine and life a little richer. Our volunteers are “what’s right in this world.”

HHU has more than 500 volunteers throughout our company and more than 100 volunteers (including one therapy dog) who support our hospice program. Just to give you an idea of how dedicated these volunteers are: In 2015 our hospice volunteers made more than 1,200 visits to patients, driving more than 24,000 volunteer miles, and provided nearly 3,800 hours of care and support.

Our specially trained hospice volunteers visit with patients, read to them, provide companionship, offer respite for caregivers, and help out with various behind-the-scenes activities. In 2015, hospice volunteers assisted with Camp Glow (a grief support day camp for teens and pre-teens), helped make patients’ final wishes come true through our Granting Wishes program, and supported the St. Clare Hospice House.

We have so many wonderful volunteers who take time to help their community members in need; they are truly “what’s right in this world.” Their compassion and dedication are admirable, and we could not do what we do without them.

Interested in joining our volunteer crew? Please contact us at 1-800-924-2273 or visit our website to learn more.

Rick Bourne
President and CEO, Home Health United


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