“It is something I have always wanted to do, but never have”, stated Abbie Sites, a State Trained Nursing Assistant at Central Star Home Health in Mansfield, Ohio. As a registered volunteer with the American Red Cross, Abbie immediately called to offer help when devastating Hurricane Harvey left thousands of Texans homeless. To her surprise she was told they were presently overwhelmed with volunteers so she took it upon herself to find a local church in Texas that needed her help.
With the assistance of her own church, Clear Fork Alliance in Bellville, Ohio, Abby located a Texan church in the Woodlands that welcomed her offer. She has spent the last few weeks collecting donations and supplies from other employees at Central Star along with those from her church, neighbors and friends. Abby will be leaving this week to drive eighteen hours to Texas. Her supply-filled SUV will go directly to the Woodlands Church where she will begin her week-long assignment which will include sorting supplies and utilizing her nursing skills to assist elderly residents who have been displaced or homeless and are temporarily stationed in the Lone Star Expo Center in Conroe, Texas.
Tracy Clark, Administrator of Central Star Home Health, is extremely proud of her valued employee. “Abby is full of life and love and extremely passionate about helping the elderly”, she said. “We are truly honored to have such an extraordinary, selfless employee willing to drive thousands of miles to help others in need”, she continued.
Ms. Sites has never done anything like this before and is nervous and excited about her venture. Ironically, the admiration is reciprocal as she stated, “I can’t believe Tracy was kind enough to give me the time off to volunteer”. “She is amazing and I am thankful I work for such a great employer who has given me the support necessary to embark upon this opportunity”, she continued. “I probably would have lost my job for doing something like this at my old job”, she continued.
In the wake of disaster, employers and employees need to support each other in the quest to help those in need. Star Multi Care, Central Star Home Health Care and Extended Family Care will be sending support to both Texas and Florida to aid those in need. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the individuals and families who have sustained any lose in the recent Hurricanes affecting our country.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Home Care Services in Northampton PA or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
Carole gained most of her formal managerial training by attending Pennsylvania State University in pursuit of her degree in Health Policy and Administration. She attributes her informal training to have been acquired on a more personal level. Carole understands first-hand what families may experience when allowing a home care provider access to their home while providing care to their loved one. She was a caregiver for two of her grandparents until their passing and believes in the importance of allowing family members the opportunity to remain in the comfort of home if they so desire. Carole is also the mother of a child with multiple medical conditions who requires nursing services in the home. It is because of her personal experiences that Carole understands first-hand how important it is to manage a quality, high-integrity home care agency in which clients and families can place their trust and be confident they are receiving the best care possible. Carole also believes in the importance of giving back to the community. Therefore, she volunteers and spear-heads fundraising activities for a variety of charitable and professional organizations, namely the Pennsylvania Home Care Association, Autism Speaks and Avengers Baseball, Inc.
Carole, a resident of Lehigh County, is married and has 2 children. In her free time, she is the “team mom” for her son’s tournament baseball team, enjoys cooking, spending time with her family and friends, and is an avid NY Giants, NY Yankees and Penn State football fan. Carol is a verified Google Author