For Red Cross volunteer, helping is everything
May 24, 2012
FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Claire Paige Zeigler starts off each week filing prescriptions Mondays at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, a volunteer position she has held since 2003.
"I went to Red Cross training on Fort Jackson first," she said. "Then I went to Moncrief and talked to them. I just asked them where they needed help and they sent me to the pharmacy."
"When she's not filling prescriptions, you can find her at the pharmacy front desk, meeting and greeting 400 to 500 patients per day," said Red Cross Station Manager Sandy Chambers. "She is pleasant and willing to do whatever is needed to help the patients."
"It's very busy," Zeigler said. "I do it because they needed help."
Zeigler also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald Room at Palmetto Regional Hospital.
"The Ronald McDonald Room is an area where parents with children at the hospital can have a snack and use the computer," she said. "It's a break room for parents."
She also helps prepare packets of religious reading material for the Soldiers that are given out at Sunday church services.
"I just love the military and I love helping people," she said.