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Phoebe Volunteer Services Donates $30,000 to Sowega Council on Aging

Albany, GA | February 15, 2022 – Phoebe Volunteer Services donated $30,000 to the Sowega Council on Aging during a check presentation today. The money will be used to help fund the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Ramp Builders Program.

“For nearly 20 years, Phoebe has partnered with the Council on Aging and it has been an invaluable partnership. We appreciate all the hours and hard work the ramp builders contribute to help our patients, their families and the community,” said Joe Austin, CEO, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

The RSVP Ramp Builders program constructs ramps at the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities, allowing them safe access to their homes. Each year the group builds an average of 100 ramps around the community. Individuals who participate in the program are not only volunteers with the Council on Aging but also Phoebe Volunteers.

“We are thankful for the generosity of Phoebe Volunteer Services and for their continued support over the years. The ramp crew is a committed and caring group of individuals who serve our community well. This donation will allow many individuals to gain the freedom that ramps provide,” said Izzie Sadler, Executive Director, Sowega Council on Aging.

Since 2016, Phoebe has donated more than $170,000 to Sowega Council on Aging to help fund the RSVP Ramp Builders Program and other community outreach projects. Proceeds from the hospital’s gift shop made the donation possible.

Photo Caption: (Pictured left to right) – Tom Sullivan, senior vice president, Phoebe North Campus Administrator; Joe Austin, CEO, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital; Jim Hill, RSVP Ramp Builders; David Cadelinia, Volunteer & Special Projects Coordinator, Sowega Council on Aging; and  Suzanne Perrine, director, Phoebe Volunteer Services.