On October 24, the Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary honored their
Junior Volunteers with awards and recognition for their dedicated service.
The Junior Volunteer program began in May 1967 with 9 “Candy Stripers.”
Currently, the auxiliary has 137 Junior Volunteers who have contributed
6088 hours of service to the hospital during fiscal year 2017.
To begin the awards program, Junior Volunteers Ainsley Jeter and Roshni
Patel spoke about their experiences as volunteers at FMH and the benefits
of volunteering in healthcare. Amy Wheeler and Bonnie Walters, Volunteer
Coordinators, presented the Silver Presidential Award to Roshni Patel,
who has volunteered over 200 hours within the last year.
Bronze Presidential Awards, presented to volunteers who have given 100-175
hours of service, were presented to Bailee Brown, Rachael Hughes, Shika
Inala, Ainsley Jeter, Ali Khan, Thilinie Kuruppu, Muwayra Mahreen, Kaumal
Nasir, Nathan Pinto, and Manish Singh.
Superlative awards were presented to Thilinie Kuruppu and Roshni Patel
for contributing the most total hours of service with 323 hours and 328
Ryan Puthumana, with 86 hours, received recognition for the most hours
of service during the summer. Bethany Sechler was recognized for substituting
12 times during the summer for other Junior Volunteers.
Volunteers are Frederick Memorial Hospital play a vital role in the continued
success of our organization. Thank you to all of our volunteers for their
service and commitment to the Frederick community.
The Frederick Memorial Hospital Auxiliary offers a wide variety of volunteer
service area opportunities for both students and adults looking for a
unique and rewarding way to help others. For details about the auxiliary
and how to begin volunteering, call 240-356-3567 or visit