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Esther Shaubach has given more than 7,700 hours of volunteer service to LGH.

More than 500 volunteers support the work of Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine.
From transporting patients to teaching classes, this past year our volunteers donated over 78,000 hours to the organization.  This corps includes longtime volunteers like Esther Shaubach. Esther started her volunteer work at Lancaster General Hospital when her daughter left to attend college in 1960. Her daughter Judi is now a retired teacher and Esther is still volunteering.

LG Health/Penn Medicine also annually recognizes the volunteer efforts of employees with Helping Hands grants.  These grants honor employees' contribution of time and expertise by providing up to $5,000 in grants per year ($1,000 maximum per grant) to eligible community organizations in which an employee has a continuing, active involvement.  Additionally, a total of $10,000 in non-profit awards went to honor employees or physicians who volunteer time to a medical mission effort.

Here are the names of the honored employees and the organizations that received the grants:

$1,000 Helping Hands grant recipients:

  • Jennifer Snoberger, Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center

  • Jodie Stark, Girls on the Run Lancaster

  • Wendy Walton, Southern End Community Association

  • Rebecca Hartley, Lancaster Community Reiki Clinic

  • Heather Hostetter, The Atlas Initiative

$2,500 Helping Hands Abroad recipients:

  • Dr. Bonnie Zehr, South America Mission

  • Susan McDonald, Partners in Development

  • Dr. Attila Devenyi, Kairos Ministries

  • Cheryl Anne Peck, Operation Medical

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