Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County Recognizes Volunteer of the Year

December 21, 2020

2020 is the year that just keeps on giving….one challenge after another.

But for the Good Shepherd Free Medical Clinic of Laurens County another type of “giving” has long been the one thing that keeps the organization running.  Volunteers are the heart of the organizations and despite the challenges of 2020 they have continued to show up and do the work that is critical to so many in the local community.

“With 2020 being such a difficult year; as well as my first as director of the clinic, I felt like it was a very good time for us to institute a volunteer of the year program,” said Gretchen Smith.

Places like Good Shepherd can’t function without active volunteers and it’s very important to honor those who go above and beyond.

While there were a number of folks who had a great impact on the clinic this year, Dr. Byron Parker was selected to be the 2020 Volunteer of the Year.  A volunteer for over 20 years, he came every month at least twice to care for patients even during COVID.

“Volunteers who come often with a heart for the mission are worth their weight in gold,” said Smith.

Thank you, Dr. Byron Parker for your commitment to the work of the Good Shepherd Clinic.  The Laurens County community is appreciative of the work of all the volunteers who help to do the work of the clinic and support those who are in need of critical medical services.