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Sharp Grossmont Hospital Volunteer Manager Receives National Award

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Volunteer Manager Linda Van Fulpen, CAVS, has been awarded the 2019 Retail Excellence Program Award from the Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP), a professional member group of the American Hospital Association, for her efforts organizing and running a 10,000-square-foot thrift store to benefit Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa and its patients.

The thrift store, called the Thrift Korral, opened in 1992. It currently has three employees and more than 70 volunteers. All proceeds from the store go to the Grossmont Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary which has contributed more than $3.5 million to the hospital and Sharp HospiceCare.