BVMI Volunteers are Awesome!

On April 17th, we held our annual recognition party to thank our amazing volunteers for sharing their time and talents and exemplifying BVMI’s culture of caring.

Westy’s Self Storage in Hackensack hosted the event, and their spacious atrium was the perfect setting for our gathering. Chef Kelly Carroll and his talented students from the Hackensack High School Culinary Arts program prepared and served an array of tasty appetizers and delicious cuisine for the evening. Local craft beer was provided, compliments of The Alementary Brewing Company.  Everyone enjoyed themselves and had the opportunity to mingle with their fellow volunteers;  many, who work on different days, actually met for the first time.  

BVMI President/CEO Amanda Missey gave a shout out to all of our volunteers and specifically recognized Randi Paul-Heskins and nurses Ellen Menschel, Sue Panek, and Nancy Baker (in the photo above) and Dr. Scott Agins for their five years of service with BVMI. In fact, thirty-nine of BVMI volunteers have been with us for five years or more! J&J Pharmacy was recognized for underwriting the event and for their long-time partnership in providing life-changing care to our patients by offering discounted medicines and donating needed supplies to our healthcare center.

Donated volunteer time in 2017 was valued at more than $594,500. BVMI could not provide the quality care to our low-income, uninsured neighbors without the generosity and compassion of BVMI’s volunteers. And, for that, we are very, very grateful!