Sunrise Announces Volunteer Appreciation 2020-2021 Awards

April 22, 2021

Sioux City—Sunrise Retirement Community recently announced their volunteer appreciation award recipients. “Through the pandemic’s darkness, our volunteers- including all who have called, written, and delivered gifts and treats for our seniors – have been shining lights,” shares Anna Heller, Director of Fund Development and Volunteer Services. 

2020-2021 Volunteer Award Recipients:

Outstanding Business Volunteer: IBC (pictured below)

Outstanding Employee Volunteer: Melissa Merrill

Outstanding Community Volunteers: Sisters, Barb Lewis and Julie Peterson

Outstanding Resident Volunteer: Joyce Meyers (pictured below)

Outstanding Fundraising Volunteers: Bill and Linda Prescott

Unsung Hero: Marv Edmunds (pictured below)

This year’s award theme is “You are Our Sunshine”. This year’s event was hosted virtually on Zoom and aired on our community television channel for our seniors on campus to enjoy on April 20, 2021 at noon. In keeping with the theme, all volunteers who RSVP’d received a sunshine box full of yellow gifts as a thank you.

Sunrise is always looking for volunteers to share their time and talent with our residents. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Sunrise Retirement Community, please contact Anna Heller at 712-276-3821 ext. 3157. Sunrise is Siouxland’s only community-based not for profit retirement community. Sunrise provides a full care continuum including independent living, assisted living, skilled and long-term nursing care, and memory care options. To learn more about our community, give us a call at (712) 276-3821. or visit our website at

Pictured: Outstanding Business Volunteer Award Winner: IBC

Pictured: Outstanding Resident Volunteer Award Winner: Joyce Meyers

Pictured: Unsung Hero Award Winner: Marv Edmunds

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