“Dan the Working Man”

As part of the Trinity Volunteer Corps Long-Term Volunteer Program, Dan Riley has become a valued and appreciated member of the kitchen staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Three days per week, he makes the 10 – 15 minute commute from home and efficiently and dependably fills the floor stock orders for the nurses’ stations throughout the hospital. Dan is grateful to his co-workers who provide him with natural supports as needed in a very respectful and caring manner.

Dan is a fine ambassador for Trinity Volunteer Corps hosting visitors who come to the hospital to see him in action to learn more about what is possible with our long-term volunteer program.

Along with Chef Jim Denvir, Dan hosted Sysco Vice President John McIntyre for a visit and helped land the grant that provides a monthly stipend for volunteers like himself who work at least two to three days per week at a TVC non-profit partner that is also a Sysco institutional customer. Sysco, one of the world’s largest food purveyors with a tremendous national and international image is pleased to support this partnership and highlight their support for local communities.

TVC Treasurer Sara Rinke and Assistant Treasurer Betty O’Toole recently visited Dan on the job. They were pleased to observe his work and meet his colleagues before presenting Dan with his monthly TVC honorarium. He enjoys using his cash when giving a birthday card to his niece or nephew and tucking in a crisp five dollar bill, proudly signing the card with love from Uncle Dan, the Working Man.

Congratulations to “Dan the Working Man!”