Volunteers Make a Difference at Concordia (part 4): Volunteers Recognized at Luncheon

April 24, 2012

All month long on the Concordia Blog, we've been talking about the importance of volunteers and highlighting a few of the many people who freely give their time to enrich the lives of others. As a faith-based organization, we believe in the importance of showing others the love of God, and our volunteers embody that idea every single day.

While saying "thank you" to our volunteers on a daily basis is common practice, we also have an annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon - which was held on April 18. Around 170 volunteers attended the event, which was held in the Haven I dining room. The group was welcomed by Concordia President and CEO Keith Frndak, followed by a blessing from Chaplain Jack Hartman. Lisa Casey, assistant director of activities for Cabot skilled nursing, thanked those in attendance for their service. Musical entertainment was provided by The Good News Gospel Country Band.

Each volunteer was given the symbolic gift of a pot and some seeds, because at Concordia, we believe volunteers plant the seeds of kindness. Below are some pictures of Concordia staff serving the volunteers. Further below is the contact information for each Concordia location for those interested in volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions or would like to add something, please leave a comment at the bottom of the post!

Concordia is always looking for interested community members to help in a number of areas. Our volunteers perform important and rewarding work, and can choose the duties, location and schedule most fitting to them. No prior experience is needed, just an open heart and the desire to change a life.

Volunteers contribute in many ways, including:

Music or dance talents

Helping with parties/special events/outings

Visiting residents and wheelchair walks

Quilting and sewing various items

Pet Therapy visits

Recycling cans and newspaper

Office help

Delivering mail/papers

Light yardwork

Assisting with chapel services

And much more!

Those interested in volunteering should call one of the locations listed below and ask for volunteer opportunities. For more information on Concordia Lutheran Ministries, visit our website or e-mail us here.

Concordia at Cabot

134 Marwood Road

Cabot, PA 16023

Phone: (724) 352-1571

Concordia at Ridgewood Place

1460 Renton Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15239

Phone: (412) 798-1855

Concordia at The Orchard

1312 N. Main Street Extension

Butler, PA 16001

Phone: (724) 285-4490

Concordia at Rebecca Residence

3746 Cedar Ridge Road

Allison Park, PA 15101

Phone: (724) 444-0600

Good Samaritan Hospice

3500 Brooktree Road, Ste. 320

Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: (724) 933-8888

Concordia of the South Hills

1300 Bower Hill Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Phone: (412) 278-1300

Concordia of Cranberry

10 Adams Ridge Boulevard

Mars, PA 16046

Phone: (724) 779-4300

Concordia of Fox Chapel

931 Route 910

Cheswick, PA 15024

Phone: (412) 767-5808

Concordia of Franklin Park

1600 Georgetowne Drive

Sewickley, PA 15143

Phone: (724) 935-1075

Concordia of Wexford

125 Brown Road

Wexford, PA 15090

Phone: (724) 935-1266

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