February 18, 2019
Spiritual Care Volunteers Veronica Little and Catherine Kent spend their time at Orange Park Medical Center providing comfort to patients and their loved ones at their time of need but their passion to give back does not stop there. For 10 years, Veronica has been taking 1-2 trips per year to Haiti to make donations to children in need.
When Veronica's not at Orange Park Medical Center or in Haiti she spends time with her fellow Orange Park Medical Center volunteer Catherine who makes hundreds of pieces of clothing for the children. The community donates material for the clothing and Catherine spends hours making dresses, pants and shirts for Veronica to take with her to Haiti.
"It's truly a labor of love," said Veronica. "When I arrive at the orphanage in Haiti there are children everywhere and some without clothing."
With donated luggage in tow, Veronica will be taking over 150 pieces of clothing made by Catherine to Haiti in April. The group of three traveling will also bring vitamins to the orphanages.
"I don't have any children. These kids are my babies and to see their faces light up when we show up with clothing is what it's all about," said Veronica Little.
Orange Park Medical Center's Senior Chaplain Reese Edwards says the hospital is fortunate to have volunteers that not only give back to their patients but take the time to give back all over the world.
On February 16th the two volunteers were recognized for their donations and missionary work by the Enfold Ministry at a special ceremony called Mission to Haiti.