National Volunteer Week
“Never see a need without trying to do something about it.” -Blessed Mary Mackillop
In these times of great need, also come times of greater sorrow, separation, loneliness and isolation. And that isolation can be felt individually but we know there is an experience of communal isolation as well. During National Volunteer Week, Mullen Home ached at the absence of our most valuable members: our volunteers.
Mullen Home is grateful to honor our volunteers, who despite Coronavirus and the separation of being “furloughed” as volunteers, they maintain the most generous gifts of service from outside the home. Remember that little quote about making the elderly happy that Saint Jeanne Jugan founded the Little Sisters of the Poor on? Our volunteers do that best, and despite the distance, they always find a way to assess the needs and tackle them head on.
So, volunteers, we want to say Thank You! Thank you for all of your generous work, in past times and during our current difficult times. You have been the lifeblood for our community and the greatest blessing. We are grateful for all the gifts of service you offer us from afar: be it a warm message, a phone call, or by donating much-needed supplies to the Home. You share in our community in ways that help to make us stand out in senior care. Keep marching on, dear friends!