Photo Caption: Hospice of Davidson County Volunteer Team Leader Rebecca Sink presenting volunteer Jackie White with the North Carolina Governors award for her years of service to the agency.

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LEXINGTON, N.C. (April 23, 2018) – During national volunteer appreciation week, Hospice of Davidson County thanked its more than 80 volunteers with it’s annual volunteer luncheon. In addition, the agency honored its longest serving volunteer, Jackie White, with the North Carolina Governors Award recognizing her more than 21 years of service to the agency.

The 82-year-old Lexington resident, is a patient/family volunteer who cares for two patients at a time. Weekly, White goes into the patients’ homes to offer companionship and respite care for the caregivers providing one to three hours of service to each of her patients.

She said that she was worried when she first started that she would become attached to patients and not be able to handle them passing. “I prayed about it and God told me He would take care of me and He has done just that,” said White.

Hospice of Davidson County Volunteer Team Leader Rebecca Sink said White makes the hospice experience incredible for the patients and families she serves.

“Jackie is a giving person with truly a heart of gold,” said Sink. “That is why she is so good at being a hospice volunteer. She jumps right in and gets to know her patients and their families. She knows their dynamics and strives to cater to their individual needs and beliefs. She will also go anywhere and offer support to any patient no matter what their situation.”

Each year, volunteers play an important role in the care Hospice of Davidson County provides to the patients and families it serves. In 2017, volunteers contributed more than 2,700 hours of service with a cost savings of more than $60,000 to the agency.

For more information on volunteering with Hospice of Davidson County contact Rebecca Sink, volunteer team leader, at (336) 475-5444 or rsink@nullhospiceofdavidson.org.

About Hospice of Davidson County

For more than 30 years, Hospice of Davidson County has been a recognized leader in the advancement of quality end-of-life care across the Piedmont Triad region. Each day, the ACHC accredited agency provides comfort for more than 130 patients and their families, in a variety of locations, including private homes, in long-term care and skilled-nursing facilities and at the Henry Etta & Bruce Hinkle Hospice House, the only inpatient hospice facility in Davidson County. Hospice of Davidson County is a United Way of Davidson County partner agency. For more information, please visit hospiceofdavidson.org or  Facebook.



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