The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Veterans are a special group of people! They train and often sacrifice their lives to protect others in a way we often don't understand living in our free, democratic society. Veterans and Military men, women, and their families understand what it is to say "Freedom is not Free". And it's only natural to look back at the things that have happened in life and want to talk about it with someone who understands.
As one of the few 3-Star We Honor Veteran Hospices in our state, Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care Monroe serves Veterans at end of life physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The We Honor Veterans Initiative serves as an awareness campaign to Hospice Professionals, the Community, and Veterans themselves about care at end of life. We also Honor our Veterans through Private Pinning Ceremonies, Community Service Initiatives, and continue to gain education regarding post traumatic stress at the end of life.
We are searching for individuals who could spend at least 20-30 minutes twice a month with a Veteran sharing in that common knowledge of military culture and life.
We provide information about death and dying, boundaries and communication, etc during our orientation. If you are a Veteran or military personnel or family member, we hope this is of particular interest to you!