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VOA Voices: Donna Trabue

“In the nearly 32 years of being an employee of Volunteers of America Mid-States I have witnessed firsthand this organization proactively and calmly responding to so many high-stress situations of uncertainty with grace and tenacity; this is in our organizational DNA and we will persevere through this challenging time together. Of this, I know and am certain.”

Donna Trabue, VOA Affiliate Chaplain

Volunteers of America’s Chaplain Donna Trabue has always been a source of hope and compassion to our VOA family. Donna knows that inspiring hope has never been more important than it is now, and that inspiration can come in many forms.

That’s why she brought her husband and guitar and raised her voice to raise the spirits of seniors served by VOA. Donna took her family band on the road to perform uplifting songs for the quarantined seniors at South Oaks. Whether it’s a cheerful performance or motivational phone calls with colleagues, Donna is always looking for ways to boost morale during these unprecedented times. 

Her weekly reflection and prayer time Zoom calls bring staff and volunteers together for a safe place to reflect and support each other. Her infectious energy and inspirational words keeps VOA striving toward our mission to serve our community’s most vulnerable. “In the nearly 32 years of being an employee of Volunteers of America Mid-States I have witnessed firsthand this organization proactively and calmly responding to so many high-stress situations of uncertainty with grace and tenacity; this is in our organizational DNA and we will persevere through this challenging time together. Of this, I know and am certain,” Donna said.

The Trabue Family performing at several of our VOA Senior Housing locations Spring, 2020