RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Walk down the hallways of the Veterans Hospital in Reno, and at some point you will run into Frank Greenwood, a patient here since 1975---a volunteer here since 2005.
“I love it. It is just, my mom raised me up we should help those less fortunate. And I guess it kind of stuck with me. I tell people the gratitude I get for what I do? Money can't touch it. There's just a price you can't attach to it,” says Greenwood of Disabled American Veterans.
Greenwood spends a lot of time at the Disabled American Veterans office at the hospital, helping Veterans with their compensation and benefits. He also volunteers at the community living center.
But these days he is probably most proud of helping get veterans to and from their medical appointments. The DAV raised money to buy the shuttles for the hospital to the tune of more than $100,000 in 2017 alone.
“We are going to buy two more. We will order them next month,” says Greenwood.
November 30, 2017 at the hospital, Frank along with the DAV were honored for their volunteer efforts at the hospital.
The DAV with 10 other organizations were recognized for their service to the veterans and the hospital who could not get along without them.
“The veterans service organizations that have been working alongside the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System since it was built. In fact if it weren't for Veterans service organizations we wouldn't have this hospital. Mr. Lougaris was an American Legion member himself," says Stephanie Torian, Voluntary Services Officer.
This is the first time the volunteers have been honored, and it won't be the last.
If your organization thinks it can help out and volunteer here call voluntary services.