Who qualifies as a super volunteer?
Someone who gives of their time, self, energy and emotions. Someone who cares about others and tries to make their lives a little better. It doesn’t have to be someone who is rich financially but rich in caring about others. The individual I am thinking about does all of the above without question. Who is she? Jan Hester of course, the Imperial Valley coordinator for the Ronald McDonald House.
Jan became aware of the Ronald McDonald House about 16 months ago when her 16-month-old grandson Kyle was born with many health issues and was life-flighted to Rady’s Children Hospital. Kyle was in Rady’s for about six weeks. During that time the family stayed at the Ronald McDonald House. Jan took care of Kyle’s older brother Michael and became acquainted with other families and staff. She discussed having a fund raiser in the Imperial Valley and volunteered to help. Sandy Camarillo, chief operating officer, of RMH did not hesitate to accept her offer. The I.V. group held its first meeting last spring and the rest is history. Organizing volunteers, obtaining media support, finding sponsors, scheduling events and on and on took place under Jan’s direction.
She has spent many hours devoting her time and energy for the benefit of her new family and friends and raising money for RMH. She has six children, 11 grandchildren two dogs, Lucky and Chunk, and a multitude of friends.
Jan deserves a crown of stars for all she does. She is my new best friend and I consider it an honor to know her.
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