"In 2014, our volunteers provided 66,932 hours of service. This number represents many loving hours of service to our patients, visitors and hospital staff.
"Our volunteers bring peace and hope to patients that often struggle to find a ray of sunshine in the midst of their pain and suffering. My heart is filled with joy when volunteers share that a patient was able to smile after he or she provided services. Volunteers listen, they care, they share, they transport patients, they direct visitors and families, they serve Communion, they assist in the gift shop, they perform clerical tasks all with a smile.
"For your dedicated service and your ability to bring smiles to hurting people, we honor and celebrate you this week." ~ Stephanie Williams, Mercy Volunteer Services Manager #volunteering #NationalVolunteerWeek #cantonohio #starkcounty