24 August 2011

Charlie's Angels

Charleston, S.C.

Fun photo, eh! I asked them to come in on Tuesday morning for a picture. Each of these retired business people joined the volunteer team at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital because they know Charlie Black who is seated in the center.

Either because he simply let them know what he was doing and how much he enjoyed it, or in the case of one of the gentlemen who was a widower, he called him a couple of times encouraging him to explore volunteering. Two of the gentlemen help staff the recovery room desk, two of the women are patient representatives making rounds on patients, one lady works in outpatient, a gentleman works in the pharmacy and another in Ambulatory Surgery.

Charlie Black, retired as director of sales and marketing for Geer Drug Company, staffs the main information desk at the hospital.

The amazing thing, is that because of this one person and his positive influence, this team has served over 18,350 hours at the hospital. It's hard to imagine how many lives they have touched and it all started with one person.

Best part? Not only is Charlie Black a great role model but he has a wicked sense of humor and entertains me with a fresh joke everyday. :)


Kate said...

Charlie obviously is a very persuasive person. The world should have more people like this man.

Jack said...

Nice post, Joan. Proof that one person CAN make a difference.

Anonymous said...

ripples. we all make them. try make good, not bad ripples.

Dianna said...

How lucky are we to have these great people at St Francis ...and since I lay claim to 2 ...I mean 3 of these awesome people ... I owe Charlie a really big thank you!!

Charlestonjoan said...

I love this picture :)