IRON MOUNTAIN —¬†This week was National Volunteers Week and the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center wanted to thank their volunteers in a special way.

Volunteers are a huge part of helping the community and to recognize their help, the VA held a luncheon to celebrate and thank their volunteers for their time and commitment.

“So in addition to lunch, we have honors and years in service awards for them. We have some little treats and trinkets we’re going to give out, of course. And just a lot of accolades, lots of joy and celebration of everything they do the help support our care and services at the VA and the hours that they give to our veterans” said Chief of Voluntary Services, Katie Maxon.

In 2018, nearly 400 volunteers served over 32,000 hours by giving their time and kindness to the Veterans and their families.

The time that volunteers dedicate to the VA also contributed to them receiving the 2018 Best Patient Experience Award for smaller VA medical centers.

Maxon is so thankful for all the people who volunteer their time at the medical center, she likes to say “she has the best job in the world”.