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Hospice awards Volunteer Lifetime Achievement honor

Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie awarded Pam Holbrook, of Albemarle, the Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Honor at a volunteer drive-through dinner and recognition event during the spring.

Holbrook has donated more than 5,000 hours of her time to Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie to help fulfill their mission to surround patients and their families with compassionate care, enabling them to embrace the end of life with dignity, courage, and peace.

“We thank Pam for her service to Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie,” Executive Director Lori Thayer said. “She has been a faithful volunteer with our organization since March 1988 — a whopping 33 years. Her dedication has brought benefit to our patients and their families, our staff, and the entire community.”

Her service to hospice has included patient visits, crafting angels for the annual hospice angel fundraiser, decorating for the Festival of Trees event, baking goodies for hospice events, staffing the Christmas shop and participating in fundraising events. Holbrook also served as a member of the Board of Directors from October 1989 through December 1992.

“Pam has done it all, but she is more than a worker bee to us,” Volunteer Coordinator Hailey Black said. “She is a warm, caring individual and she spreads her positive attitude wherever she goes. She is a delight to our organization.”

For more information about volunteering or to make a donation to Hospice of Stanly & the Uwharrie, visit hospiceofstanly.org or call 704-983-4216.