VMRC 2018 Claude Hess Distinguished Service Award

Big Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Year recipients, Harold and Fay Brubaker!
Harold and Fay were awarded the 2018 Claude Hess Distinguished Service Award at VMRC's annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception last evening. The couple have given countless hours to the VMRC community. A retired IT professional, Harold Brubaker serves hundreds of hours each year providing one-on-one IT services to residents, helping them to feel comfortable with ever-changing technology. He helps make it possible for seniors to stay connected and engaged electronically. Harold even created a website for residents to turn in work orders when there is a need for his assistance. Harold is described as being kind, patient and prompt! Fay Brubaker assists residents in navigating another somewhat challenging aspect of community life - transportation. Fay accompanies residents in Supportive Living to medical appointments when they don't have a family member or friend to go along. She also helps shuttle residents who use wheelchairs to and from the onsite beauty shop. Fay assists in numerous other ways and is always willing to jump in and help. According to Volunteer Services Manager, Emily Young, "Harold and Fay truly embody what it means to be dedicated, compassionate servants. Their customer service skills are remarkable to witness and I can't even begin to estimate the number of resident and staff lives they have impacted during their years of service at VMRC." Thank you Harold and Fay! VMRC is a better place because of you! The Claude Hess Distinguished Service Award was established in 2001 to remember a man who was an exceptional VMRC volunteer for 12 years and who lived his life building community spirit at VMRC through Christian service.