BELFRY – Six ARH volunteers with a combined total of over 75 years of service were honored with the ARH President’s Award for Volunteer Service during a special ceremony in their honor at the Belfry First Baptist Church in Belfry on Wednesday, April 15. Floyd County resident Loretta Bolin was among the ARH President’s Award for Volunteer Service winners.
ARH started awarding the President’s Award for Volunteer Service seven years ago in an effort to recognize specific individuals that have contributed greatly to our hospitals and our communities through their volunteer service.
Bolin, a volunteer at McDowell ARH Hospital, has been involved with the McDowell ARH Auxiliary for the past eight years. She has the second-highest number of volunteer hours behind that auxiliary’s president, Tootsie Akers. Bolin averages 356 hours of service in a year. She always works in the hospital’s gift shop on Friday, but is more than willing to work other shifts when needed as long as it doesn’t interfere with her time at the senior center, which she is very dedicated to as well. Bolin is also very involved in her church and its activities.
Other honorees were Louise King (Whitesburg ARH Hospital), Jim Miller (Summers County ARH Hospital), Pam Rose (Morgan County ARH Hospital), LaDonna Smith (Hazard ARH Hospital) and Genny Tichenor (Beckley ARH Hospital).