Volunteer Services Manager Katrina Stevens, left, stands with Volunteer of the Year Ruth Bradley and Nikki Bigiarelli, CEO of Hospice of the Panhandle.
MARTINSBURG — Hospice of the Panhandle staffers turned out in full to recognize those members of the community who provide hours of volunteer service to the organization in a variety of ways.
“‘Volunteers are our specialty’ is the theme for this year,” said Volunteer Services Manager Katrina Stevens, as she explained that the acronym describing the volunteer base stood for: Service, Passionate, Empathetic, Cheerful, Inspiring, Adaptable, Loyal, Trustworthy, Yes.
The organization was originally founded by volunteers in 1980, and they continue to be an integral part of the day-to-day operations. To honor the 144 active volunteers from 2022, a picnic celebration was held at War Memorial Park on Wednesday.