Daisy Ministry marks one year

Ralph B. DavisManaging Editor

November 6, 2012

The Daisy Ministry celebrated one year of service to hospice patients, “Delivering An Inspiration Smile to You,” in Floyd and Johnson counties.

A luncheon was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Little Paint Church of God. Stories were shared by the members of how this particular ministry had touched their hearts in ways they had not thought of. Many friendships have been formed and lives changed.

Volunteerism is important to Appalachian Hospice Care as it assists hospice in meeting the annual volunteer quota Medicare certified agencies are required to meet. “Volunteers are a fundamental part of any hospice care provided to patients and families as it allows hospice to double their efforts in care provided” said Sharon Branham, Founder and Director of Appalachian Hospice Care. “We praise these DAISY members as it is a project the group named on their own and they exemplify that with dedication and care all things are possible.”

This club has delivered over 340 arrangements to patients and their families in the past year and has only had to purchase flowers four times to make their arrangements. Flowers are donated by local funeral homes at the family’s request, from weddings and from local cemeteries. If anyone is interested in assisting with this ministry please contact Bonnie Hughes or Sharon Branham at (606) 789-3841.