A hero in Lincoln County

by Shelly Johnston, HPCLC Volunteer Manager

Amanda McDowell

Amanda McDowell

Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County (HPCLC) would like to congratulate Amanda McDowell —  its first official Hospice Hero.  She will be serving as a Patient/ Family Support Volunteer and represents Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Stanley, North Carolina where she is employed as the office manager.  Amanda began her volunteer career with HPCLC upon the completion of her patient /family volunteer training in September.  She is currently serving as an active Hospice Alternative Residence Team (HART) volunteer at the Brian Center of Lincolnton, North Carolina.

Amanda became aware of volunteer opportunities at HPCLC through her personal and professional association with Carol Ann Lawler who serves as the Communities in Faith Liaison for the organization.  Amanda’s personal association with Carol Ann began when she and her family received grief support upon the passing of a family member who was served by HPCLC.  Additionally, Gold Hill Missionary Baptist Church (Amanda’s employer) has partnered with HPCLC in several community events during which Carol Ann facilitated community faith services.

Amanda was amazed by the support given by the HPCLC volunteers who were willing to give selflessly of their time to help her family.  And because of her personal experience with these compassionate individuals, Amanda was drawn to the HPCLC volunteer program.  Amanda’s decision to serve as hospice volunteer is rooted in her desire to give to others so that she can make their difficult times a little easier.

Amanda lives with her family in Iron Station, North Carolina.  She is an active volunteer with her church and enjoys working with a variety of people.  Through her experiences at HPCLC, she hopes to give back to the community and to experience personal growth.

Thank you, Amanda, for all you do and for being a Hospice Hero!

Would you like to be a hero in your community?  Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County invites you to support your neighbors by partnering with us and becoming a Hospice Hero.  As a Hospice Hero, you will serve your community by sharing your time and talents and helping patients live well at end of life.  The HPCLC Hospice Hero program provides a wonderful training that prepares all volunteers to serve in a variety of different and fulfilling capacities.  Additionally, flexibility with volunteer assignments allows the option to share volunteer assignments with other volunteers from your organization.  For more information, please contact Shelly Johnston, HPCLC Volunteer Manager at johnstonsh@hpccr.org  or 704.602.0905.

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One Comment on “A hero in Lincoln County”

  1. Dog Tales: A Hospice Dog Blog Says:

    We love the idea of “Hospice Hero!” Your organization, and Amanda, are doing a great service to the community and its patients in need of hospice care.


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