Volunteer Corner: Pat Callahan | SierraSun.com

Volunteer Corner: Pat Callahan

Interview by Sierra Countis of the Sierra Sun

Ryan Salm/Sierra SunPat Callahan

Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift & Thrift Store

Truckee

I volunteer at the thrift store. I participated in the planning stages [of the store]. We opened in July of 2001. I volunteer 10 to 14 hours a week, unless Im out of town.

I would say we have a solid base of 40 and about 25 people that fluctuate.

I definitely believe in the concept of hospice. My husband had hospice care. Im not sure I want to do patient care at this time. And I have fun.

I walk my dog (laughs). I belong to the Soroptomist Club . . . since 1982. The Truckee Community Christmas is a once a year thing. I ski and snowshoe in the winter. Ive been here since 1969.

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I love the environment and the sense of community.The Suns Sierra Countis interviewed Pat Callahan for Volunteer Corner. Please send your suggestions for Volunteer Corner to editor@sierrasun.com, subject Volunteer Corner. For more information or volunteer opportunities in the North Shore and Truckee communities, visit http://www.handsontahoe.org. For volunteer opportunities with Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift & Thrift Store contact the Truckee store at 582-4947 or in Kings Beach at 546-5494.