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2016

Volunteers of El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency to be Honored
 
Department:
 
Health and Human Services Agency

Date:
4/8/2016
Contact:
Margaret Williams

Phone:
(530) 642-7164

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) is recognizing the important contributions of its many volunteers. The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to issue a proclamation to acknowledge HHSA volunteers on April 19, 2016, at 2:00 PM during a Board meeting at 330 Fair Lane in Placerville. Volunteers are welcome to attend.

Approximately 600 volunteers currently provide essential support to HHSA programs. About 25 HHSA programs utilize volunteers, including Animal Services, Foster Care Services, Mental Health programs, Public Health Nursing and many senior programs. Some programs could not function at such a high level without them, according to program staff.  For example, HHSA’s Senior Nutrition Program has more than 200 volunteers working at any given time.

“Our volunteers are an extremely valuable asset and give heart and soul to the work we do as HHSA employees,” said Ruth Green, Program Coordinator in the Senior Nutrition Program. “They are an inspiration to those of us who are fortunate to work with them.”

According to Green, about 118,000 meals were delivered to homebound seniors by volunteers last year in El Dorado County. Home delivered meal drivers also serve as a welcome social connection to homebound seniors. In addition, there are also eight congregate meal sites to serve seniors operating throughout the county, mostly staffed by volunteers.

In recognition of its dedicated volunteers, HHSA will also host two volunteer appreciation events on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, following the Board of Supervisors proclamation. The recognition events will be held in Placerville at the Senior Center, 937 Spring Street from 2:30 to 4:00 PM and at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center at 3050 Lake Tahoe Boulevard from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. HHSA volunteers are invited to attend either event.

 For more information about volunteering at HHSA, please call (530) 621-6369 or (800) 510-2020, or visit www.edcgov.us/hhsa

 

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