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NEA Baptist Hospital thanks volunteers at luncheon

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital hosted a luncheon Monday to show their appreciation for their auxiliary volunteers.

The luncheon was held to kick off National Volunteer Week, which is April 12-18 this year.

Several volunteers were recognized for their service.

There are many types of volunteers at NEA Baptist Hospital.

Auxiliary volunteers help by greeting patients and visitors at the hospital entrance, working in the gift shop, delivering newspapers to patient rooms, delivering gifts to children who are in the hospital and numerous of other deeds.

They also host a variety of fundraisers including scrub and jewelry sales, with proceeds going back to the hospitality services.

“I love volunteering at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital,” auxiliary volunteer Ginny Presgrove said. “I love being a friendly face when patients and their families first walk in. You can sometimes see the relief in patients' eyes when they realize they have someone to help them through their hospital visit.”

At the beginning of 2014, there were 34 people in the auxiliary volunteer program.

They have since grown to 43 members.

If you are interested in volunteering at NEA Baptist, you can call (870) 936-1000.

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