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A Decade of Volunteer Service

undefinedWhen Betty Thompson’s mother was ill, she turned to hospice to help provide care. “They were so good with her,” she remembers. Once she retired, she was looking for a way to give back and came across a blurb in the local paper about volunteering with Crossroads Hospice.

Betty called the number and was soon a member of the volunteer team at our newly-opened Atlanta office.

That was 10 years ago, and she’s still going strong.

Betty worked for 20 years for a company that did financing for mobile homes. She spoke with customers and dealerships and handled the paperwork. Now, she uses her office skills to help out wherever she’s needed.

“I enjoy sending birthday cards to our patients and helping to keep everything updated,” she tells us.

Betty has been married for 53 years and has three grown children. She loves interacting with her coworkers at Crossroads. “The people I work with always have smiles on their faces. They’re busy people, but also kind and caring,” Betty says.

She encourages others to give volunteering a try. “You get to know such wonderful people and anytime you can be with a patient, you really brighten their day. It makes you feel good.

After 10 years of volunteering, Betty sums up her experience like this: “It’s done as much for me as I could ever do for them.”

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