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.
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.
“The Service League of Greenville has been supporting the McConnell-Raab Hope Lodge since it opened its doors in May of 2002. They have supported Hope Lodge in various ways through their donations of time, money, energy, and love. When guests enter our doors, they are often greeted with a friendly smile and a warm welcome by a member of the Service League. Each year, they provide delicious desserts at the reunion. Thanks, Service League of Greenville, for all the things you do to make Hope Lodge a warm, comfortable, safe environment for cancer patients and their caregivers.”
Thank you American Cancer Society and Hope Lodge!
The Service League of Greenville has long recognized the importance of Hope Lodge in our community. We are proud and thankful of our current membership’s continued dedication and commitment to Hope Lodge now. And we are proud and grateful for past actions by Service League leadership and members who recognized the need and raised the funds that helped provide the initial funding for its construction 2002.
Here are just a few of the Service League members who donated food and/or were on hand to help out during the reunion. Next time you are in Vidant Hospital stop by and check out the award in our display case just outside of our Main gift shop.