Eagan, Minn., (January 14, 2014) — CaringBridge, the nonprofit caring social network that connects people during any type of health event, named Natalie Bushaw its 2013 Volunteer of the Year. The Volunteer of the Year is selected based on a combination of years of service, commitment to the mission of CaringBridge, volunteer hours, dependability, flexibility and reliability.
Natalie and her husband Ben welcomed twin boys to the world with health challenges in 2003. Natalie hadn’t even left her hospital bed when she first reached out to CaringBridge Founder and CEO, Sona Mehring, asking how she could give back. That began her 10 year career as a CaringBridge volunteer, representing and sharing CaringBridge.
“What Sona created and continues to evolve has been one of the most instrumental and important pieces of technology. It has changed the landscape of how we stay connected–it is just so profound what it has done for people,” said Natalie. “Volunteering for me is a way to give back and show my gratitude.”
“As a nonprofit, we rely on the kindness and generosity of volunteers and donors to bring CaringBridge to more people at no cost,” said Christine Mages, Community Engagement Marketing Manager, CaringBridge. “Committed people like Natalie truly power CaringBridge, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to honor her dedication with this year’s Volunteer of the Year award.”
CaringBridge touches more lives every day thanks to enthusiastic and motivated volunteers. To learn more or become a volunteer, visit amplifierhub.caringbridge.org, an online community where CaringBridge volunteers can connect, share and learn about opportunities to help.
CaringBridge is a nonprofit offering many ways for people to care for each other during any type of health event. Its mission is to amplify the love, hope and compassion in the world, making each health journey easier. For more information, visit www.CaringBridge.org.