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ECHHO NEWSLETTER
April 2011

ECHHO Volunteers Receive Public Health Hero Award!

Jeanette & Bruce Trivis receive award on behalf of ECHHO volunteers.

During the recent National Public Health Week, the Jefferson County Board of Health presented ECHHO and its volunteers with a 2011 Public Health Hero Award "for their contributions that make our community better.” The county board expressed "Thanks to the many volunteers of ECHHO who serve the needs of the elderly, disabled and low-income individuals in our community."

ECHHO co-founders Jeanette and Bruce Travis received the Public Health Hero Award on behalf of our volunteers.


News Flash –
Volunteer mileage reimbursement rate to increase from 25 cents to 30 cents per mile!
ECHHO needs rhododendrons for decorating our Rhody Parade truck. If you can
donate flowers by Friday, May 20th, please call our office at (360) 379-3246.

    A Tribute to Carl

One of our long-time friends is gone. It’s true he was an ECHHO client, but we considered him more of a friend than a client. He always had a wry smile (through his pain) and a cheerful, “Good morning,” even if it really wasn’t. We know he truly valued the care-givers and the staff at the ECHHO office and often expressed himself well to that effect. We’ll miss him, yes, but can’t wish him back.
                - Kay Goodhue

Kay Goodhue

Kay Goodhue
Volunteer

A Sense of Commitment, an earnest effort, reinforced determination, acceptance of support, renewal of energy, resolve to continue, daily endeavor, celebration of progress. What does it take to reach a goal, your goal, any goal? All of the above and even more? On March 5, 2011 the big goal of my life for about twenty years was realized. It was in Cuba on a “humanitarian mission” with seven other birders plus three guides. They all celebrated with me upon seeing my 7000th species of birds of the world. Ironically it was the BEE HUMMINGBIRD, a Cuban endemic and the smallest bird in the whole wide world.
                        - Kay Goodhue

MARCH 2011 STATISTICS
PEOPLE SERVED VOLUNTEER HOURS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOANED
TOTAL Rides to Medical Apptmts. Other Volunteer Services Miles Driven
117 278 201.5 76.5 4171 124

To make a monetary donation, mail your check to
ECHHO, 1110 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.
If you would like to donate medical equipment or volunteer, please call us
at (360) 379-3246 or email us: echhopt@qwestoffice.net.
Thank you for your support!

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