At Hospice of the Red River Valley, we’re fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers. We celebrate their contributions to the organization and the ways they enrich our patients’ lives.
Volunteer: Gary Bettmann
Location: West Fargo
Volunteering since: September 2013
Why do you volunteer with Hospice of the Red River Valley?
I volunteer because I can give back to the community. I am glad I can help families with their loved ones when they can’t be there themselves.
What’s your favorite volunteer memory?
When I brought a patient who has Parkinson’s into a singing group, a song came on that he must have really liked because he started to sing. This was a special moment because due to the disease, he can hardly speak. When I get there on Thursdays to see him, he starts to smile, which makes me feel like I make a difference. I’m glad I am able to visit him every week because he doesn’t have family in the area that can visit on a regular basis.
Complete this sentence: If I could change the world, I would. . .
I would make sure that everyone has the love of Jesus in their heart so that we can all live in harmony with God in the center of our lives.