Volunteer Sabre Poimboeuf Recognized for Hours of Service
Each year Volunteer Fairfax recognizes the volunteers, nonprofit organizations and corporate partners who work tirelessly to make Fairfax County a better place.
This year, Volunteer Fairfax is recognizing 143 individual nominees in 16 different award categories. These volunteers have been nominated by community members, local nonprofits and government agencies for their dedication to the community.
Capital Caring Health is the recipient of the 2020 Volunteer Program of the Year one of the top honors recognized each year to an organization that demonstrates a significant contribution to the community.
In addition, Capital Caring Health volunteer Sabre Poimboeuf, an active duty service member in the U. S. Navy, has been chosen for the award for Adult Volunteer 250 Hours and Under for the time she dedicated to meet with veterans.
Katherine Knoble, Manager, Community and Volunteer Engagement, Alexandria/South Eastern Fairfax/Woodbridge Neighborhood, nominated Capital Caring Health and Sabre Poimboeuf for these prestigious awards.
“I’m extremely proud of our more than 1,400 active volunteers and the impact they make on the community every day”, said Capital Caring Health President and CEO Tom Koutsoumpas. “As a leading non-profit provider of advanced illness, home, hospice and elder care, Capital Caring Health is built on the cornerstone of ensuring that all people facing advanced illness receive the care and resources they need regardless of their ability to pay. This award is a reflection on the significant growth and success of our Volunteer Program over the past 43 years,” he stated.
Under the leadership of the Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement, Jenna Cooley, the Capital Caring Volunteer Program has expanded by adding additional Volunteer Managers and support staff
In 2019, Capital Caring Health volunteers performed more than 58,000 hours of service, to the community, performing such functions as patient companions, providing transportation, pet care, coordinating military ceremonies to honor veterans and a variety of services for those in need of support.
Volunteer Sabre Poimboeuf has taken a program of military thanks and elevated it to a program that is now the model for the entire company. She added many enhancements to the military recognition program to include an official flag folding, presenting veterans with challenge coins (a military tradition) and the reading of the poem “The Watch” to all navy veterans.
Staff, volunteers and friends can share their congratulations via clicking on the links below.
Sabre Poimboeuf, Adult Volunteer 250 Hours and Under
Capital Caring, Volunteer Program