Published: Monday, May. 14, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 3B
Last Modified: Monday, May. 14, 2012 - 7:54 am
Harry Scott has been volunteering for Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California for 20 years. Scott, 84, who retired from the state in 1988, has logged 12,000 hours managing the volunteer drivers who transport patients and families.
Under his watch, volunteers have driven 1.5 million miles and last year transported more than 2,600 patients.
"It's a pleasure to be here," Scott said. "I see the kids come in through the front doors in bad shape but I see them exit with smiles on their faces."
Scott recruits applicants, sets 117 driver's schedules, coordinates with insurance companies, fills in for drivers and brings in a box of doughnuts every morning.
"I just enjoy doing it," he said, "and my wife prefers that I am here instead of staying at home."
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