Good Samaritan Society volunteer group earns prestigious North Dakota award


BOTTINEAU, N.D. - ‘Mom’s Garden Girls’ has been recognized as the 2023 North Dakota Long Term Care Association (NDLTCA) Volunteer of the Year Group Award Winner.

“These amazing women truly embody the Good Samaritan Society’s mission of sharing God’s love through the work of health, healing and comfort,” said Good Samaritan Society - Bottineau administrator Megan Handelin. “Through the beauty of flowers and genuine conversations with residents and staff, ‘Mom’s Garden Girls’ bring so much love and happiness to our community. We are so fortunate to call them a part of our family and I hope their story inspires others to give back.”

“Volunteers really bring so much heart, soul, and excitement to a facility,” said Shelly Peterson, NDLTCA President. “We are thrilled to welcome volunteers back inside North Dakota’s long-term care locations. Mom’s Garden Girls’ dedication to making Good Samaritan Society-Bottineau’s grounds look beautiful through vibrant flowers is a shining example of the positive impact volunteers make on residents’ lives. They truly are an inspiration.”

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