Jewish Organization Volunteers at St. Joseph Medical Center

It is often tough to get time off on Christmas.

But members of a Jewish organization helped to make sure workers at a local hospital could spend the holiday at home.

Monday, members of B'nai B'rith volunteered at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

16 volunteers were on hand to help in all areas of the hospital, doing everything from serving lunch to answering phones.

The program allows hospital employees to leave work early or not come to work at all on christmas.

B’nai b’rith volunteer Rick Peltz said, "Being Jewish, we don't celebrate Christmas, and it gives me personally a good feeling to come here, and know that staff can go home early, or not come to work at all on Christmas, so that they can be with their family members.

Deborah Johnson, an employee says "They come every year, and they are very appreciated, they help us out a lot, they do anything that we ask them to do, they like fall in and help."

B'nai B'rith is America’s largest Jewish service organization.

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