Houston Ground Angels
From Tony Castiglie,
Vice President & Treasurer
July turned out to be a relatively slow month, indicative of a slower than expected year. Something that has remained constant is the gratitude expressed by the patients & their companion we serve.
We ran 190 missions during July bringing this year's total to 1,440. Our goal for the year remains at 2,500.
Thus far during 2016, 86 volunteers have run missions. Volunteers leading the way - Paulette Blackburn (124), Richard Chidlow (117), Charles Whitworth (111), Charles Gibson (75) & Ruthanne Bowser (65)- are leading the way. Thanks to any & all whole run missions.
We continue in our ability to satisfy most mission requests but we hope to do better. Our fulfillment rate for the year is 92%, over our stated goal of 95%. Usually, those missions not chosen by volunteers are those either late into the night or very early in the morning.
One new volunteer, Barbara Kneisler who resides in The Woodlands, joined us during July. Barbara was with us once before. Welcome back! This now adds 8 new volunteers this year.
To every volunteer, "Thank You" for being part of this wonderful organization and making it the success that it is. Our expectation is that 2016 will be another great year ever!