Foundation honors 3 volunteers
By ANDREW SCHOTZ / Staff Writer
Three women with thousands of hours as volunteers were honored Thursday for living a "quiet life of giving."
The Community Foundation of Washington County, MD, Inc. gave Peoples Choice Awards to Millie Fiery, Dorothy Truax and Betty E. Willson. Each received $5,000 to set up charity endowment funds through the foundation.
Those attending the event at the Four Points Sheraton in Hagerstown stood and applauded as each woman received her award.
Fiery has volunteered at the Western Maryland Hospital Center for 43 years. Since 1962, when her time was first tracked, she has volunteered about 27,000 hours, the equivalent of more than 13 years of full-time employment.
In his nomination letter, David E. Brown, chairman of the fund-raising task force for the center's auxiliary, said Fiery has done "whatever tasks need to be done," including greeting patients, accompanying them to appointments and delivering mail.