Jim Eddins is one of the winners of a special judging of the Daily Point of Light Award being honored this May during Older Americans Month. Recognizing the contributions of older Americans, these awards celebrate 50+ volunteers who are making a difference by giving of their time, talent and experience to meet the critical needs of their communities.
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Everybody knows Jim…Monday through Friday he arrives at the hospital by 6:30 am. If you ask him why so early, his reply goes something like this: “Well, everybody needs me here…I’m here to help everybody”. Jim Eddins has been with the hospital since 1991and has donated 5,500 hours of service to date. Prior to becoming a hospital volunteer, Jim spent years volunteering with Open Door Ministries. He has far exceeded President Bush’s challenge to all Americans to donate two years or 4000 hours of service during our lifetime.
Jim seeks out ways to make meaningful differences. In addition to his regular assignments, he assists with blood drives has been recognized for “signing-up” a record number of employees/volunteers to give blood. Jim is one of our most active/healthy volunteers performing some of our most laborious jobs… pushing carts, delivering mail, escorting patients, and transporting supplies. His positive attitude, dedication, and high level of activity, make him a role modes as we experience the challenges of aging.
Jim is excited about turning 91 years young April 24th and does not plan on slowing down anytime soon.