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.
Love to sing? Want to use your gift to serve others in a deeply meaningful way? Please consider joining the Carilion Clinic Hospice Threshold Choir. The choir sings for hospice patients at the request of their families, using our voices to provide comfort to the spirit and psyche of those who are dying. The choir sings for patients in small, a cappella groups of 4-5 sharing music specially composed for this purpose as well as traditional favorites. Judy Barger Edgell will be the Director for the choir. She has been a private music teacher and Church musician in the Valley for almost 50 years. She is presently the director for the Thursday Morning Music Club Chorus. The choir to rehearses or sings on alternating Thursday afternoons from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Special training is provided to prepare choir members for their responsibilities at the patient's bedside. Choir members are not be required to sing for patients until they feel ready.