November Volunteer of the Month recognized
The Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care are pleased to announce that Richard Horkey has been named the November 2017 Volunteer of the Month.
The Volunteer of the Month program is sponsored by the Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care, a division of Black Hills Surgical Hospital. Volunteer of the Month recognizes outstanding individuals who make the community stronger through volunteerism.
Horkey was nominated by Brittany Sigel of United Blood Services.
For the past 2 1/2 years, Horkey has served as a volunteer driver for United Blood Services. He drives for the organization five to seven times each month. Sigel wrote that earlier this year, Horkey received a call at 2:30 a.m. to deliver an emergency supply of blood to the Campbell County Hospital in Gillette, Wyo. Within minutes of the call, Horkey was on the road. “Richard’s willingness to lose sleep, to travel in the dark over long distances, all in the service of someone he will never know, is extremely commendable and makes him worthy of recognition,” said Sigel. “His selfless acts helped to give a patient more time with their loved ones, another month, year, decade.”
Sigel said this story about Horkey isn’t an anomaly. “He is consistently called upon to make deliveries, at all times of the day or night, and he consistently steps up to help.”
Helpline Center and Black Hills Urgent Care presented Horkey with a framed certificate and Helpline Center T-shirt, gifts from Black Hills Urgent Care and a letter of appreciation from Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender. The Helpline Center will also recognize Horkey at the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards banquet on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Best Western Ramkota/Minervas.
For information on volunteer opportunities, please call the Helpline Center at 211 or visit www.helplinecenter.org
Nominations are now open for the 2017-2018 Volunteer of the Month program in the Black Hills. Click here to make your nomination.
2017-2018 Volunteers of the Month
June 2017 – Doris Nelson
July 2017 – Robyn Opstedahl
August 2017 – Michelle Pope
2016-2017 Volunteers of the Month
June 2016 – Anne Miller
July 2016 – Jessica Benson
August 2016 – Joel Guptill
September 2016 – Conard “Gil” Gilbert
October 2016 – Joe Izzillo
November 2016 – Joyce Huber
December 2016 – Andrew No Heart
January 2017 – Nancy Stephenson
February 2017 – Jennifer Freeman
March 2017 – Keith and Alberta Schulte
April 2017 – Leon Lunders
May 2017 – Millie Lau