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Posted: July 26, 2018 3:27 p.m.
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Summer youth volunteers thanked

Kaytrina Curtis/

Flanked by U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Winn Army Community Hospital Commander, Col. Michelle Munroe and MEDDAC Command Sgt. Major Carol Warren-Clark, Winn summer youth volunteers pose for a photo July 24.

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Sixteen Fort Stewart American Red Cross-Youth volunteers at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Winn Army Community Hospital stood proudly for a photo during an awards ceremony held in their honor in the Patriot Auditorium at Winn ACH, July 23.

This year Winn benefited from their giving spirit of the volunteers as they worked in 10 departments at Winn and the Richmond Hill Medical Home, saving Winn an estimated more than $26,000.

“Whether it be volunteering for the nurses in Labor and Delivery, providing customer support in the Richmond Hill Medical Home or assisting staff with urgent needs in the Emergency Department; these teens are learning valuable skills while simultaneously enriching the experience that our active-duty Soldiers, Family Members, and retirees have at this hospital,” said Synclaire Lawson American Red Cross volunteer coordinator.

Sisters Breanna and Christianna Fayson, who come from a family known for their volunteer efforts, were “voluntold” by their mother, Naomi Fayson, an information referral and follow-up program manager at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center. These sisters have literally made a full circle at Winn.

“Every year they gain new skills and observe how professional people conduct themselves at work, whether it’s good or bad, which has helped them to learn and grow as young ladies,” Fayson said. “I never imagined they would one day volunteer at Winn, where they were born years ago!”

Over the past year 142 volunteers have logged more than 22 thousand hours, saving Winn more than $340,754 from June 2017-July 2018, which is an increase by 20 percent from last fiscal year.

For the summer youth volunteers, their summer is coming to an end tomorrow having volunteer more than 2,000 hours between them, yet many said they cannot wait to return to Winn next summer. 



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