St. Luke’s Home Hosts Volunteer Thanks Event
St. Luke’s Home hosted a special celebration of the many individuals who donate their time and talent to all the Elders who live in the St. Luke’s community. More than 45 volunteers attended the special event, organized by Program and Grants Manager Sally Krommes, who also contributed her artistic talent by creating the bright flowers that hung from the ceiling.
The volunteers were warmly welcomed by all of St. Luke’s Elders, and were celebrated with piano music presented by Susana Martinez and a special cake created by Culinary Director and Executive Chef Melissa Hernandez. Each volunteer received an originally created thank you card with a group photograph of the Elders, all of whom had the opportunity to share their thanks directly with volunteers. To a person, all of the Elders were effusive in their praise of St. Luke’s volunteers.
Among the comments: “The people who volunteer here do an excellent job!” “They are helpful and cheerful.” “The art, the music, the health tips are all wonderful. They make every day bright.” Or as one of the Elders said to the volunteers: “If it weren’t for you coming here, we would all be Zombies.”