Staff members at The Lending Cupboard are gearing up to celebrate our volunteers in style during National Volunteer Week (April 24-30).
It’s no secret that our mission of providing medical equipment to the people of central Alberta could not be accomplished without our dedicated team of volunteers who give so generously of their time.
“I have never experienced the kind of compassion, commitment and general empathy that we have with our volunteers here at The Lending Cupboard,” said Dawna Morey, General Manager. “They are here to give so freely of themselves to complete strangers in our community who are in need. We are easily talking about 10,000 volunteer hours per year.
“And they come back week after week, and some of them have been volunteering here at TLC for years!”
Morey noted that TLC staff will be celebrating National Volunteer Week with special lunchtime celebrations for our people. “Without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers, TLC would not be able to provide the high level of service it provides,” said Brenda Radu, TLC Volunteer Coordinator. “From the first day I started, this dedicated team showed me what compassion, empathy and commitment mean. They really care about TLC and the people it serves.
Morey also noted that while it is essential to recognize volunteers throughout the year, “it is even more important that we and the community celebrate both our volunteers and other volunteers in the community during Volunteer Week. National Voluntary Action.
“We hear a lot about volunteerism in our community, and we definitely have a strong sense of it across the region,” she said. “It’s strong because we know that when we give, we definitely get a lot back. We simply cannot thank them enough.