Shepherd’s Center honors volunteers

The Shepherd’s Center of Chesterfield honored its volunteer drivers, HandyHands, teachers and committee members on Tuesday, April 27, for their service to the community’s elderly, according to information from Tricia Wolfe, the center’s executive director.

The Shepherd’s Center is a  nonprofit organization of volunteers whose mission is to help the elderly citizens of Chesterfield County and the Tri-Cities remain active and independent in their own homes for as long as possible, a press release from Wolfe says.

The Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, which was co-sponsored by SunTrust Banks and Family Care Home Health, was held at the Fort Lee Officer’s Club.  Following a concert by the Fort Lee Army Jazz Combo Band and an inspirational message on volunteerism from Dr. Ed Stansfield, all 100 volunteers in attendance were acknowledged for their service during 2009, the release says. 

Wolfe gave “Above and Beyond” recognition to several volunteers, the release says. Recognized were: Family Care Home Health, for sponsorship; Lucy Corr Village and Chester Baptist Church, for special community support; Joey Behne, for transportation; Frank Williams, for home repair; Donald Kennedy, Carolyn Kronmeister, Mike Stephens, Felia Ayela, Ann Erbes, Bob Bates and LaRay Mason, for teaching; Helen Hall, for office coordination; Mary Helen Kennedy, John Shoop and Beckie Brock, for committee work; and Elton Beverly for outstanding senior volunteer and wisdom.

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