Long time Good Sam volunteer receives special award

Sioux Falls, S.D. - Lacey Farabee volunteers at Good Sam every Monday through Friday afternoon. It’s that consistency that makes Lacey such an important volunteer; one who knows exactly how to safely navigate the busy hallways of the nursing home.

For the past 11 years, all of the residents at the Good Samaritan Village on Marion Road in Sioux Falls have received their mail from the same smiling face.

“Everybody loves her,” Good Sam resident Susan Krank said. “She’s a sweetheart.”

“They’re like family to me,” Farabee said. “I like the staff, and the residents”

“Lacey doesn’t always talk, which is ok, but you don’t have to volunteer; you still have the actions that you do. Our residents may not be able to hear her…but to know that they have someone they can count on is a Godsend,” Good Samaritan Society Sioux Falls Village administrative assistant Katie White said.

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