Carrie Oakley was 86 years old when she started volunteering weekly at McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge shortly after it opened its doors in 2002. She was well on her way to becoming 101 years old when she worked her last day at the reception desk there. Her dedication and commitment to The Service League of Greenville and to McConnell – Raab Hope Lodge epitomizes community service and volunteerism.
On May 12th 2017, McConnell – Raab Hope Lodge honored the memory of Carrie Oakley and all who serve with a small reception and unveiling of a plaque over the reception desk with Carrie’s name and picture.
From the facebook page of McConnell- Raab Hope Lodge:
It is with great pleasure the McConnell- Raab Hope Lodge and the Service League of Greenville, Inc. honor the memory of 100 year old Volunteer Carrie Oakley and her many years of service as a front desk attendant. Her shining example of a warm smile, happy greeting, and faithful service still inspires all of us.