Yesterday afternoon, family, friends, well-wishers, along with staff members at the West Texas VA Healthcare System in Big Spring gathered together in the newly renamed The Clara Lewis Outpatient Waiting Area to honor long-time volunteer Clara Lewis. Clara has been serving as a volunteer at the local West Texas VA since the 1970s and she says that as a volunteer, she’s taken on many duties over the years, but she does it all for the Veterans. In the 43 years that she has volunteered, Clara has put in 42,557 hours of volunteer work.
Kalautie Jangdhari, Director for the West Texas VA Health Care System, stated, “Clara is amazing! Clara is the foundation, as you all could tell from the people who came today, from the folks in engineering, to the staff around, to the patients that come through, everybody knows Clara because she makes an imprint on everyone she meets.”
When asked how she felt to be honored in such a way, Clara stated that she was honored, awed, and appreciative of all of the thank you’s that she’s received from everyone.