Taylor Volunteer Earns Award
Pat Reuss, of Ridley Park, a volunteer at Taylor Hospital, received an award from the Taylor Community Foundation recognizing her service to the Ridley community at this year’s Ridley Health Awareness Day in April.
“I am very flattered and surprised to be receiving this award,” says Reuss, who has been a volunteer at Taylor Hospital for 16 years. “I love meeting different people every day I am at Taylor. Volunteering is just so personally rewarding, and I recommend it to everyone.”
The Ridley Health Awareness Day Volunteer Award recognizes one adult, high school and middle school student volunteer whose actions represent the spirit of volunteerism. These characteristics include a willingness to get involved, a generous commitment of time, and a desire to enhance the quality of life in the community.
“We are all very excited for Pat that she is being honored for everything that she does,” says Judy Lieberman, director of Volunteer Services at Taylor Hospital.
As part of the recognition award, all three winners were granted the authority to direct $100 of Taylor Community Foundation’s funding to benefit their local community. Reuss chose The Arc of Delaware County as the recipient of her award money. The Arc is a community-based program devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.