McLean resident Katie Jones was named the Shepherd’s Center of McLean-Arlington-Falls Church 2014 Volunteer of the Year at the organization’s annual Volunteer Lunch on May 7. Jones received the honor for service to senior citizens who were in need of transportation to and from their medical and therapy appointments. She provided 108 rides during the calendar year 2014.
Jones, a native of New Jersey, began volunteering for with the Shepherd’s Center in November 2013. She’s a retired pediatric nurse who’s lived in McLean for 34 years.
She was a stay at home mother when her children were young and then worked 14 years in school clinics for the Fairfax County Health Department, the majority of that time serving at Langley High School in McLean. She retired from that position in 2008.
Jones belongs to a quilting group that makes quilts for children undergoing surgery in Guatemala under the auspices of Partner for Surgery. She also makes shawls and baby blankets for her church, the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean. For more information, visit scmafc.org.