In April 2022, Hero’s Bridge welcomed our volunteers to the Hero’s Bridge office for an appreciation reception. Our office manager, Shanna, assembled a fitting program to recognize the hard work of each of our volunteers.
All the time our volunteers are able to give to us is appreciated, no matter how brief. But here, our top ten volunteers, based on hours, are recognized:
#10 – Boy Scout Troop 1187 – 19 hours spent doing lawn maintenance and mowing, building a bench and helping with a Veteran’s livestock farm.
#9 – The Shaffer Family – 21 hours visiting veterans to install birdhouses and fill bird feeders as part of our Paw Patrol Program.
#8 – Holly Zuck – 28 hours spent creating the 2020 Annual Report and the Running for Heroes photo shoot
#7 – Cindy Burbank and Rowdy – 35 hours visiting multiple veterans in their homes and at senior facilities. Cindy helps with birthday cards and is a regular attendee for our excursions.
#6 – Greg Bertollini – 42 hours providing rides for Veterans, helping with the Home Front program, and running errands for Veterans.
#5 – Mike Bongiovi – 57 hours with our Home Front Program, dealing with electrical issues, drywall installation and bathroom updates, and has helped build a ramp.
#4 – Ed Benson – 67 hours as our go-to person with Home Front Program requests. Ed has built ramps, installed a mailbox and clothesline, replaced faucet, driven the van for excursions, and has helped Veterans move.
#3 – Kim Beahm and the Beahm Family – 91 hours volunteering with our Paw Patrol Program, attending veteran socials, and private home visits. Kim and her children made special Christmas Cards for veterans and represents Hero’s Bridge in community events. She helps veterans with rides, errands, food, and even when out in a snow storm to check on a veterans who was stranded due to downed trees.
#2 – Nick Travis and EMBRY – 96 hours as a Battle Buddy and Paw Patrol volunteer. Nick has connected with our veterans in a way that few others could and has helped several get their own therapy dog. He has been a tremendous source of wealth for the Hero’s Bridge Team.
#1- Judy Shupp – 126 hours as a Battle Buddy for her veteran John Victor. The two have bonded over the past year. She has become a source of comfort, reliability, and a friend to John. Thank you to all of our volunteers!