Feb 15 2012
Your messages of thanks
Posted by: Kevin B. Gilnack, Campaign Manager
Wow. Members of The Caring Force lived up to the name yesterday, showing a huge outpouring of support to the dedicated human service caregivers who support one-in-ten Massachusetts residents.
All told, yesterday's Valentine's Day Thank a Caregiver campaign generated more than 40 personal messages of thanks to direct care workers from clients/consumers and their family, coworkers, executives and managers, and community supporters. We were also excited to have more than 70 new peition signers to show support for human service providers and their critical work.
If you missed your chance to send a thank you message, don't worry! It is never too late to sign-on (our special Valentine's Day themed petition is still up), and you can go even farther by sharing a story of what human services and The Caring Force means to you.
I've compiled a more lengthy sampling of the many messages submitted yesterday. Check them out:
John Larivee sends his staff at Community Resources for Justice and all direct care workers this message:
On this Valentine's Day I thank you for the compassion and care you provide every day of the year.
Shannon wants to thank Evelyn at WCI
Thanks for all you do with Patricia and her Home!!!
Jessica S. shares this message with her colleagues:
Happy Valentine's Day to all of my fellow Human Service workers! I hope everyone has a special day =)
Laurel sends this message to Tara at Friendship Home:
You are a wonderful, caring and an amazing care giver. You always step up to the plate for everyone!
Thanks for all you do!
Lydia O. sends this message to caregivers:
Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for the hard, but rewarding work that you do.
JoAnne W. sends this message to her colleauges at Northeast Arc:
Happy Valentines Day to the amazing Northeast Arc staff who are a dedicted and talented workforce and the men women and their families . I hope your day is filled with love
Marie shares two warm messages to her colleagues:
Happy Valentine's Day Knicki!
I appreciate your spirit and the commitment you make everyday to your employees and the Shredding Dept.
Happy Valentine's Day Melissa!
I just want to thank you for your many years of gently weaving your heart and soul into the Caning company and the folks you support.
Carol C. has this message for caregivers:
Thank you for all you do! You deserve a tribute, not only today but throughout the year.
Linda V. has this message for caregivers:
Happy valentine's Day to all of you that dedicate and give your time to all those less fortunate, elderly and to your family! We give without regard to our own needs, therefore we should take some time to reflect on how wonderful it is to be able to do what we can, knowing that we do not do it for the money.... but for self satisfaction! Hi-Five to you ALL!
Kathy A. shares this message:
I work within an oraganization of amazing people dedicated to providing services and the best quality of life possible to individuals with developemental disabilities. We are a small non-profit group that I know often goes beyond providing basic services to enhance the quality of our individals lives. The workers who support our individuals deserve respect, admiration and acknowledgement of the hard work and sacrfice they put into their work everyday. Choosing to work with individuals with developmental disabilities in the private sector is a noble choice however such workers should not be paid any less than ther counterparts employed by the state.
To all human service workers I say THANK YOU!
Adrienne M. has this message for her colleagues:
We are a family of direct care workers taking care of our extended family, which is your family, your loved one.Through compassion, teaching and hard work, we strive to do our best work for this precious responsibility. We receive some of the most joyous momemts and appreciation working in Human Services on a daily basis, so it is our pleasure and thank you to all the folks that attend our program.
Happy Valentines Day to You!
Albert R. wants human service worker Craig M. to know:
You are doing a wonderful job.
Christopher & Alys Q. wants to share this message with Life Skills in Greenfield:
Happy Valentines Day. Thanks for all you do for Laura.
Lor D. wants to share this message with employees at HMEA:
Happy Valentine's Day to all those that dedicate themselves to improving the lives of others!
Constance L. sends the following message to all Family Partners at North Suffolk Mental Health:
I supervise nine Family Partner's who are dedicated in helping their families. They are out there in the communities five days a week, finding resources, food, shelter, health care, furniture, etc.
I want to thank them, and wish them a wonderful Valentine's Day. Because of their big HEARTS, they make a difference!!
Jim Cassetta shares this message with all of the caring professionals at Work, Inc.:
A special Valentine thank you to all the many caregivers at WORK Inc. who do something every day to make the lives of the people they serve better. May all the caring and love you bring to your work come back to you ten fold today!
Melissa P. thanks the staff at Seven Hills Foundation:
Thank you Seven Hills staff especially my staff in Hudson for all the hard work you do everyday to support and enrich the lives of the wonderful individuals we serve.
Shirley M. shares this message with all caregivers:
A big hug of acknowledgement to your self for all the wonderful work that you do serving others.
Mark G. sends this message to all caregivers:
The work is amazingly difficult at times and most often goes unrewarded, but without our ability to empower others, we will all begin to decay. We need to continue to support those in thier battle to feel vital and a part of the human race. Empower! Empower! Empower!
David P. sends this message to his colleagues at NuPath, Inc.:
Thanks to all the amazing people I work with. I watch you all go the extra mile every day.
John M. shares this message with all caregivers:
May every day be as blessed to you as the ones you give to others.
Vivian P. sends this message to all caregivers:
Continue your dedicated work. The World needs you.
Norma F. shares this message to Laura Y. and Eliana C. at Center for Human Development:
Thank you and God Bless you for all you do....Happy Valentine's Day!!!!
Maura D. sends this message to all foster parents:
Foster Parents deserve thanks for all the nurturance and guidance they provide to our state's most vulnerable kids. I appreciate the hard work that they do, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. I hope they know they are making a differenc
Nicole P. says that she is:
Sending all the love to Human Service workers everywhere :)
Ruth H. says:
Happy Valentines Day to all the people who help others.
Lisamarie S. has this message from WCI:
I am honored to be entrusted in the care of my residents!
Judy K. shares this message with the staff of Advocates, Inc. and people who care about the sector across the Commonwealth:
I would like to thank all advocates of the human service sector. Both caregivers and the supported individuals need all the advocacy they can get and it is with your help that we are able to help support individuals in need and give them the full lives th
Tammie V. wants to thank all of the caregivers of Elder Services of Worcester:
All caregivers at Elder Services of Worcester, thank you for all you do!
Joanne S. shares this message with Community Enterprises, Inc.:
Thank you for your dedication and commitment to supporting people with disabilities and choosing to be a human service professional in our community. We celebrate the work you do!!