Veterans assist Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital

Marine veteran Harvey Rendon (left) and Army veteran and Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital volunteer Esequiel (Zeke) Perez proudly display the mesquite wood floral arrangement pedestals they made for the Texas Association of Health Care Volunteers District III meeting in Corpus Christi.
MCALLEN – Two Rio Grande Valley veterans teamed up with members of the Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital to brighten up the tables at the recent Texas Association of Health Care Volunteers District III meeting held in Corpus Christi.

Army veteran and Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital volunteer Esequiel (Zeke) Perez, of Pharr, and Marine veteran Harvey Rendon, of McAllen, worked together to make beautiful, rustic mesquite wood floral arrangement pedestals used to decorate the conference tables for the meeting. The Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital sponsored the meeting, which was attended by hospital volunteers from across South Texas.

As one of only two men who volunteer at the Driscoll McAllen Specialty Center in McAllen, Perez is heavily relied upon for fixing things. When he was asked to create some special mesquite wood decorations, he quickly agreed to assist. Perez cut down two mesquite branches and asked around among his veteran friends for someone who could help him with the cutting and sanding, and he was quickly referred to Harvey.

Fifteen floral arrangements with wood pedestals decorated the conference tables which at the end were raffled off to the lucky winners.

Driscoll volunteers Aida Escobar (left) and Becky Guerra admire the mesquite wood floral arrangement pedestals (foreground) made by veterans Esequiel (Zeke) Perez and Harvey Rendon.
“The Auxiliary to Driscoll Children’s Hospital is grateful to these two individuals who once served this great country to defend our freedoms and who still continue to serve their community today,” said Lizette Saenz, Director of Volunteer Services at Driscoll Children’s Hospital.