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Volunteer of the Month

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Time is money.

But for a special few, there is something much greater than financial gain.

Volunteers are all around us and tonight, we're starting a special feature to focus on a 'Volunteer of the Month.'

Volunteer Victor Hannesson has been helping fellow retirees for ten years.

Jennifer Thorgramson introduces us to a Trinity Homes treasure.

"How are you today?" "I'm doing very well today!"

For more than 3,000 hours over the past ten years, Victor Hannesson has been asking this question; taking time out of his day to make someone else's day.

(Victor Hannesson, Trinity Homes Volunteer) "It keeps me moving is what it does. I'd probably be sitting in the chair all day if I wasn't here."

"Here we are."

(Diane Lutz, Trinity Homes Beauty Shoppe Manager) "He's very helpful. He aids in holding the trays for customers when we shampoo them, they're in wheelchairs and we use a neck tray. He's very helpful in assisting the residents to and from their rooms and I'd be in a lot of trouble without him."

You may think a Beauty Shoppe is a great place for a retired barber.

"Hi Donna! You ready to get your hair done today?"

But there's a catch: Hannesson is a retired truck driver.

(Victor Hannesson, Trinity Homes Volunteer) "In 2003, September the 3rd, my mother came in here and I would come in and see her everyday until she passed away in 2009."

Hannesson's mother inspired his volunteer trend in 2003.

(Victor Hannesson, Trinity Homes Volunteer) "That's when I started volunteering here in the Beauty Shoppe again and I've been here ever since."

(Diane Lutz, Trinity Homes Beauty Shoppe Manager) "It's a whole new world because of the wheelchairs and the scheduling. It's all different but it's all good."

(Victor Hannesson, Trinity Homes Volunteer) "I say I do it because I like something to do. I'm here three days a week. I've got over 3,000 hours of volunteering here."

Ten years of volunteer service.

Victor Hannesson says that now, it's just a way of life.

In Minot with our KX Volunteer of the Month, Jennifer Thorgramson, KX News.

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