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3.12.2010

Just as you did it to one of the least of these

This morning I had the opportunity to celebrate the 8th birthday of Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County -a clinic that provides free healthcare to the county's uninsured and underserved. I am in my 3rd year as a trustee on the VIM Board of Trustees, but what never ceases to amaze me are the number of dedicated volunteers that keep the organization running. More than 14,000 patient visits have been logged in these 8 years because of the dedication of more than 100 volunteers. Many - though certainly not all - of these volunteers were at this morning's breakfast. The breakfast was attended by city mayors, township council members, civic organizations, church groups, business owners, former and present day clients of VIM. Pam Kaithern (Mayor of West Cape May), Loretta (a VIM volunteer), Joanne Carrocino (President and CEO of Cape Regional Medical Center; Joanne also serves as Trustee of VIM), Sandy Gott and Jeff Gott (representatives of Crest Savings Bank; Sandy also serves as Trustee and Treasurer of VIM), Leslie Flick (St. Barnabas by the Bay's Episcopal Church Women President), Art Hall (owner of the Cape May County Herald) and myself were seated at one of more than a dozen tables.


All of us gathered to say thank you to the volunteers. . . and to say "Happy Birthday, VIM!"


"Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ " - Matthew 25:34-40

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite passages of the New Testament; for me it defines the essence of Christianity. Thank you to all of the hard working volunteers.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite passages of the New Testament; for me it defines the essence of Christianity. Thank you to all of the hard working volunteers.

nuevacantora said...

I love those days in ministry when we get to do stuff like that!