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RGH volunteers honor Mitch Alga

Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital volunteer Mitch Alga is retiring from his volunteer service at age 95.

Mitch was born in California in 1924, served in World War II, met his wife Mary and moved to the Northern Neck in the 1950s to work at the Tides Inn.

Later, he became a banker in White Stone.

After retiring and losing his wife of 50 plus years, he became a volunteer at Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital. Now, six years later, he never misses a Friday afternoon to transport patients, or run errands for the staff and he often substitutes when needed on other days to assist with the growing demand for volunteers.

“He is an inspiration to the other Friday afternoon volunteers who enjoy his company and dedication,” said volunteer Marilyn Creager.

Mitch Alga’s final volunteer shift at Bon Secours Rappahannock General will be Friday, September 29. At the conclusion of that shift, he will have served 835 hours.