JACKSON, CAꟷLong-time Hospice of Amador & Calaveras volunteer Mary Gallo has announced her retirement and recently been honored for serving as a volunteer for 30 years in an administrative support capacity at the agency’s main office in Jackson.
A gathering was held on July 17 on the hospice office patio to present Mary with a bouquet of red roses in an engraved vase to honor her years of service and devotion to the agency’s mission.
Over three decades, Mary has performed a variety of general office tasks, including writing thank you letters to donors as they are received and assisting hospice receptionist Penney Miller.
As the agency’s longest serving volunteer, Mary began her volunteer tenure in 1989 when her husband, Bob Gallo, was serving as the agency’s executive director. At that time, the office was located on Main St. in Jackson.
Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Justice, HHA, said, “Mary Gallo makes a bigger impact than she realizes. While volunteering for Hospice of Amador and Calaveras, she has made an excellent example of what having the true heart of Hospice looks like. We consider our organization truly blessed to have had this wonderful woman in our community."
Hospice of Amador & Calaveras is the two-country region’s only non-profit, independent hospice agency. The agency also provides full service to Rancho Murieta and Sloughhouse. For more information, please call 209-223-5500.
|Mary Gallo with Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Volunteer Coordinator Melissa Justice (left)|
and Executive Director Ariane Debien.