Our Tidewell Angel Program is an opportunity for our Hospice patients and caregivers to say “thank you” to their Tidewell Angel, the team member who gave comfort, strength, hope and made a difference in their life and the life of your loved one. The Angel Program is quite an honor- everyone does not receive this award. A philanthropic gift through the Tidewell Angel Program expresses their appreciation and extends the mission of compassionate care for all our patients and families. (Patients and families give a donation on behalf their volunteer or staff person who made such a difference in their life. The tax-deductible contribution helps fund programs and services for Tidewell patients and families.) Their Tidewell Angel is recognized with a beautiful custom designed pin to wear proudly.
Jim Mangie, is six and a half year Army Veteran who served in the Korean war. He has volunteered at for the past 4 years with over 700 hours of service. He received the Presidential Bronze Service Award three out of four years. (The President’s Volunteer Service Award program was established to honor volunteers that give hundreds of hours per year helping others through the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.)
Jim does errands, food shopping, gives caregivers respite, is a friendly visitor to patients and performs Veteran Honors pinning and recognition ceremonies for patients, caregivers and in the community. The Tidewell Honors Veterans program holds a special place in his heart. Jim said,
“Veteran pinning and recognition ceremonies bring such joy to the patients, families and Veterans in the community that it is a privilege to serve in this way.”