Tomball Regional Medical Center will celebrate the retirement of community leader Dorothy Beckendorf Friday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. in the hospital's Tower First Floor Conference Room. Tomball Regional Medical Center is located at 605 Holderrieth Blvd. Community members are welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.
Beckendorf began volunteering at the TRMC gift shop in 1976. With her help, as well as the tireless efforts of other volunteers, the gift shop has been transformed from a rolling cart that was pushed around the halls of the hospital to the current gift shop, which includes a variety of unique items for every need. In her 37 years of dedicated service, she has accumulated 14,353 hours of service as well as the appreciation of TRMC employees. She will spend her last day as a volunteer in the gift shop that she helped bring to fruition in 1981.
Beckendorf has also been actively involved at the Rose Hill United Methodist Church and other service organizations. She and her husband, long-time community leader Elmer Beckendorf, have strong ties to the Tomball community, and the public is welcome to attend the retirement celebration to honor a woman whose dedication to TRMC has been invaluable.
Volunteers: A Loving Gift
The energetic people dressed in cherry pink and white and also candy stripes, are hospital volunteers. They are friends and neighbors from the community who provide the supplemental services that contribute to total patient care and make the patient's stay more pleasant. Because of their love for the hospital, they freely give their time and talents.
TRMC is asking area resident to explore the many
volunteer opportunities throughout the hospital by calling 281-401-7587. Vol-unteer applications will be accepted beginning in January 2014.
Time is just one gift provided by volunteers. Profits from the volunteer-run gift shop are used to buy items for patient care and comfort and provide medical scholarships to area students.
The gift shop stocks candy, snacks, beverages, baby gifts, phone cards, postage stamps, newspapers and magazines, toys, games, greeting cards, books, sundries, antique furniture, and unique gifts.