Mercy Hospital Joplin honors its many volunteers

JOPLIN, Mo. – It is National Volunteer week, and Mercy Hospital Joplin is taking time to recognize and honor their many volunteers.

Mercy Joplin volunteers gave more than 2,500 hours last month. Tuesday’s celebration included cake and special thank you cards.

“It’s almost like a marriage you know,” said Mercy volunteer Rex Hunt. “We come in here. We love to volunteer. We love the people. We love to interact with all people, and when they give us a little thank you like this, it’s more than we ever expected.”

Mercy volunteers were also encouraged to invite their friends to volunteers at the hospital.