Veteran who has logged more than 7,000 hours retires as East Cooper Medical volunteer

Veteran who has logged more than 7,000 hours retires as East Cooper Medical volunteer
Jim Poore was awarded as East Cooper Medical Center’s Volunteer of the Year in 2010. (Source: Live 5)

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Wednesday was a very special day for one volunteer at the East Cooper Medical Center.

Jim Poore is a retired Air Force pilot and he is looking to retire again, this time from volunteering with the East Cooper Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary.

Dozens gathered in the hospital’s lobby to thank him for all he has done.

Poore started volunteering in 2008 and he has been helping patients and their loved ones in the Surgical Waiting Area ever since. He has logged more than 7,000 service hours.

Poore said he will miss the volunteers he has served with.

“They’re all a great bunch of people,” he said. “The all have the one purpose in life, volunteering and helping people.”

Poore was awarded as East Cooper Medical Center’s Volunteer of the Year in 2010.

“I’m sure that I will miss the hospital and the volunteers and the hospital staff,” he said.

He says he will probably play more shuffleboard with his adult children, spend a lot of time reading and may try the tennis courts.

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