St. Joe’s Honors Volunteers 

St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor honored hospital volunteers today.St. Joe’s hosted a luncheon. They presented certificates to those who donate their time to the hospital.The volunteers spend their time fundraising, assisting staff, caring for patients, and helping visitors.The volunteers say they often get more back than they give. Mary Ann Ruhrole, a volunteer, says “I feel wonderful when I leave. They cheer me up. I’ve always said I’ve had such a wonderful life, I have to give something back.”The hospital says the volunteers put in a combined total of more than 21,000 hours in 2008.They say if they had to pay for people to work those hours, it would cost the hospital more than $400,000.St. Joe’s says they truly are thankful for all that the volunteers do.