The Laingsburg Lions Club donates to Respite of Shiawassee County. Making the presentation of much needed items are, left to right: Helen Howard, Executive Director of Respite, Kim Whisman-Hurd, Respite Case Manager, Pamela Schuman, Respite recipient, Jackie Hurd, Respite volunteer, and
Eric Schuman, Laingsburg Lions Club.
LAINGSBURG LIONS DONATE TO RESPITE
The Laingsburg Lions Club, recognizing the value of Respite of Shiawassee County, recently made a donation to the group of real items needed.
Among the items donated were plastic cutlery sets, multiple boxes of #10 envelopes, styrofoam plates, bowls, and cups, boxes of photocopy paper, and postage stamps.
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee was established in March 1993 as an Interfaith Volunteer Program. It became an independent, non-profit organization in May 1996. The Respite program brings volunteers from churches and the community at large, together with caregivers and their ill or frail loved ones into meaningful and supportive relationships.
The program serves caregivers of adults, providing short term relief (up to 4 hours) a week. A trained volunteer stays with the person in his/her home to assure that a safe enfironment is maintained while the caregiver is away. This allows family members who provide continuous around-the-clock care for their relatives, much needed breaks for rest and renewal. It also provides friendly visits to the person who is ill, or frail.
Lions clubs, worldwide, help their communities and needy individuals in a myriad of ways. Their motto, “We Serve”, exemplifies their spirit in accomplishing their goal of service to mankind.