Mountain Home VA Healthcare System
Roger Hull Receives VA Volunteer Award
Volunteers are a crucial part of the work completed at any Veterans Affairs hospital. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center is no different. Fortunately for the team and the Veterans served, JHQVAMC has Roger Hull on board. Recently named as the VA Voluntary Service’s male volunteer of the year, Roger has given over 2500 hours of service; a mere fraction of the time he’s spent serving Veterans over the years.
As a representative of the Soldiers’ Angels organization, Roger has spent the last four years distributing the almost $600,000 worth of donations brought in by Soldiers’ Angels. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Roger and his volunteers made weekly bedside visits to hospitalized Veterans, thanking them for their service, as well as providing gifts of appreciation. He has spent countless hours distributing crafts, assisting in the clothing room and planning events for the Veterans.
“I have been blessed to work with the wonderful staff here at Mountain Home and Soldiers’ Angels,” Roger Hull said. “I really enjoyed visiting the patients and providing them an honor blanket or quilt.”
Roger will be honored during a virtual national service on May 28, where he will receive his award, and be given the opportunity to address all members of the VA Voluntary Service.
Mr. Dean B. Borsos, medical center director recognized Roger as an outstanding volunteer.
“His service is invaluable,” Mr. Borsos said. “He has gone above and beyond in volunteering to support our Veterans.”