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Connie Rankin

Sometimes it just takes a little peer pressure to get involved. That’s how Connie Rankin became a volunteer at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.

Rankin’s good friend, JoEllen Darrington, a long time Jennie volunteer, suggested she might consider volunteering at Jennie.

Rankin first assisted JoEllen as they hosted the Wine Pull table in August, at the Methodist Jennie Edmundson Spirit of Courage annual fundraiser event. By November, she was volunteering in the Gift Shop at least once a week.

“The gift shop is a great place to work,” she said. “You get to visit with staff and the many visitors … plus its fun to see all the new merchandise.”

Profits from the gift shop are used for Jennie’s Charitable Patient Care Fund which provides financial support to patients in need.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to fulfill a need for not only the hospital but also for the person volunteering. When she’s not volunteering at Jennie or at her church, Rankin loves spending time with her two grown children and spoiling her six grandkids and four great-grandchildren.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital, call or email Jill Killion, director of volunteer services at 712-396-6040, or jill.killion@nmhs.org.

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