Daily Point of Light # 2786 Oct 8, 2004

Peggy Kearney is affectionately known as “the Can-do girl” because she is always ready and willing to help. Kearney has been donating her time to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) since October of 1998. During the six years of service, she has given more than 7,300 hours of service.

Kearney volunteers almost everyday each week though she is over 80 years old. She is currently assigned to three RSVP sites. She works at Tuomey Healthcare Systems Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Their she works with patient care serving Endoscopy, Day Surgery waiting room, Imaging Center and maintaining patient services by delivering and picking up menus and transporting patients that are being discharged.

Kearney donates her time at the Sumter Senior Services on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. There she works as a receptionist in addition to delivering hot/frozen meals to shut in seniors trough the Meals on Wheels program. In addition, she performs a variety of clerical duties for RSVP. Kearney also serves at the Sumter Exhibition Center several afternoons a week. There she answers the phone and performs clerical duties.

In addition, Kearney serves on the RSVP Advisory Board. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Silver Set Program and at the Shepard Senior Center. Due to her dedication, she was nominated and won the South Carolina Network Volunteer of the Year Award. She was recently awarded the Presidential Service Award for Lifetime Service for an excess of 4,000 hours.