In Recognition of Our Service Support of The McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge

The American Cancer Society’s McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge is a temporary “home away from home” for cancer patients to stay while they are going through cancer treatments in Greenville. Since its doors opened in 2002, The Service League of Greenville has provided strong service support for the Hope Lodge.  

Our own Brenda Edwards was the first to greet guest when the doors opened in 2002 and she has been a dedicated volunteer ever since.

Most weekdays there is a Service League member working the front reception desk greeting guests and answering phones. We also help with set-up and clean-up during special events, and many members drop off homemade desserts or hearty dishs for guests to enjoy during their stay and are especially welcome during holidays.

Service League of Greenville members gave nearly 200 hours of service to Hope Lodge in the month of April.  

At The Hope Lodge’s 16th Annual Reunion, The Service League of Greenville was honored as “Group Volunteer of the Year”.   From Katrina Combs, Hope Lodge Manager:

A big THANK YOU to all the members of the Service League of Greenville for their many hours of service and their many YEARS of service.  We are so very grateful for your support in our mission to offer temporary housing when guests receive cancer treatment in our area. The dessert selection at our event was the tastiest, most delightful we’ve ever served.

Thank you!

Hope Lodge chair Betty LeRoux, along with Cassie Causey and Donna Moore, accepted the award on behalf of all Service League of Greenville members.

We’d like to add our thanks to all our members for their ongoing dedication and support of Hope Lodge.  And, a special SLG THANK YOU to Katrina Combs and the American Cancer Society for providing such a warm and welcoming “home away from home” to cancer patients visiting our community.

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Patient And Family Touched By Receiving SLG Blanket

As Service League of Greenville members, we take pride in having “Service Hearts.”  We do what we do to make a difference in our community and not for the recognition we receive.  Just the same, it makes our day when someone lets us know how much they appreciate our efforts…

Such as this recent encounter shared by several SLG members working in our Service League of Greenville Gift Shop.  From Martha Bloss:

“While working in the SLG Gift Shop today, a woman came in to thank the SLG for giving her mother a blanket.  Her 87 year old mom makes many blankets and gives them to the fire dept and a child abuse social worker.  She was thrilled to receive a blanket from someone else when she truly needed it. “

Another SLG members adds:

“This was a special and rather moving experience for each of us there.  The daughter was sincerely appreciative of what had been given to her mother, who in turn, had been doing so much for others.”

Can it get any better than serving those who serve others?  A huge SLG thank you to all who share their “Service Hearts.”

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