Quiet Hero, Jim Reese | TheUnion.com

Quiet Hero, Jim Reese

Jim Reese
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The group I volunteer for: Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Of 125 members, only six are male. We need more men.

What I do for the group: I work in the outpatient radiology-oncology department. I file, deliver mail – basically office work.

How I got involved: A friend of mine developed cancer and there was a support group at the hospital, and I found out they needed some more volunteers.

Why I think this group’s work is important: It’s essential to the community. Otherwise people would have to traipse over hell’s half acre for treatment. There is a lot of cancer in this area, with the older people.

The best thing that ever happened to me on this volunteer job was: Just the association with the people involved here. They’re great people and very appreciative.

The rewards I get from this volunteer job are: It’s better than chasing a golf ball around a golf course all day.

Other volunteer jobs I’ve done: None.

I’ve lived in Nevada County: 17 years.

I like living here because: It’s away from Southern California.

The most important job that faces us as a community is: Funding for streets, roads, highways and providing facilities for the growth in this community.

I think volunteerism is important because: There were 18,000 hours contributed to the hospital last year, and that saves the hospital economically and takes a burden off people.


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