Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thank You to Our Volunteers!

Between the December snowstorm and the one last weekend, LifeBridge Health would like to give a big thanks to our volunteers with 4-wheel-drive vehicles. Many of these volunteers selfishly give up their "snow days" to help essential personnel make it into Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Levindale and Courtland Gardens.

One of these volunteers is Richard E. Fradkin, who regularly uses his truck to help escort nurses, physicians and other employees to Sinai Hospital. Richard, who was a Levindale board member for 12 years and is a longtime supporter of LifeBridge Health, has driven from Perry Hall to Woodlawn to Mount Washington to Timonium during this winter's snowstorms.

"Giving back to the community is about what you can do," Fradkin says. A vice president at Grubb & Ellis Company, he says it's been a tough time for the commercial real estate industry, making it more difficult to offer financial support. But he can always drive the truck to help.

"If I can't be a nurse, at least I can get a nurse there who can do the job," Fradkin says. "The people I pick up are incredibly appreciative, and I really appreciate them. I have been very impressed by their good nature, especially since they know they might be in for a long shift."

Richard will be on hand again if winter weather wallops us tomorrow. Once again, thank you to all of our LifeBridge Health driving volunteers!

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