A note from Audrey Easaw, Executive Director for Center for Health Equity:
Capital Caring Health’s Center for Health Equity acknowledges the spirit of service in the hearts, and on the hands and feet of our volunteers and Client Relations Executives (CREs)!
During the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, many communities across the DMV practiced what Dr. King reminded all of us, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” We are grateful to serve patients and caregivers in partnership with Volunteer Fairfax, Congressman Gerry Connolly and other local officials.
From our Team of Volunteers:
Capital Caring Health partnered with Volunteer Fairfax for a day of service to honor MLK Jr. Day. Our project was once again selected by Volunteer Fairfax this year! They graciously funded 200 Welcome Bags which will be used at our IPU’s. These bags include comfort items for the patient and caregiver.
This was the first year we partnered with our CREs for this community event which hosted over 300 people. Congressman Gerry Connolly and other politicians were in attendance. Special thanks to CRE’s Bettie Samuel, Karen LeGendre and Tiffany Plante who fielded many questions related to CCH and provided great support to the community.
Our new volunteer managers are jumping right in to help with community events. Amanda Painter (Merrifield) and Tina Fennell (Washington, DC) were excellent with the many people who came to our tables and they even managed to use the opportunity to recruit new volunteers! It was great seeing them in action and very impressive too.
Wonderful teamwork on this special Holiday. Thank you Tiffany, Tina, Amanda, Bettie, and Karen for working on a holiday to help Capital Caring Health. You all did such a wonderful job.