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Mike stays on the move as Washington County Hospital volunteer

March 27, 2008

Name: Tim "Mike" Martin

Age: 60

Resides in: Hagerstown

Q: Where do you volunteer and what do you do there?

A: I volunteer in ambulatory services at Washington County Hospital every Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Mike restocks medical supplies, disposes of used medical supplies, fills the linen closet, restocks saline solution in the refrigerator, makes beds, cleans rooms and whatever else needs to be done.)

Q: What prompted you to begin volunteering?

A: A friend suggested this about 15 years ago. I needed something to do with my time.

(Mike lost his left leg to illness and had to stop working at Crown Cork and Seal in Winchester, Va. He wears a prosthesis.)

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Q: What is your biggest reward as a volunteer?

A: Making people happy plus they are always glad to see me when I come.

Q: What impact has volunteering had on your life?

A: I look forward to going every Tuesday.

(Mike said he feels appreciated and likes doing something that is valued.)

Q: What keeps you busy when you're not volunteering?

A: I walk and I exercise.

Want to volunteer with Washington County Hospital? Contact Mitch Towe, coordinator of volunteer services at 301-790-8486.

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