Wendell Foster names Laura Payne, 2018 Volunteer of the Year at annual volunteer banquet.
Mary Varley, a resident of Wendell Foster, and Laura Payne became friends about ten years ago when Laura signed up as a companion volunteer to Mary through Wendell Foster’s volunteer program.
With their shared love of reading, Mary and Laura explored many people over the years including the life of President Reagan and other notables during their time each week.
Due to health issues, Laura had to end their regular visits recently, but they still keep in touch.
Mary said during the award banquet, “I miss her terribly, but understand. I’m so happy to be able to give her this plaque!”
To learn more about Wendell Foster’s volunteer program, please contact:
Brother Mark Adkins
Chaplain and Volunteer Coordinator