Pinky and group

The van naming was celebrated by Pinky along with friends Kathy Haugner, Bev Rockford and John Guild. The van side panel, lettered by FCC’s community partner Bertram Signs & Graphics, which does all the logo and sign work for FCC vehicles and offices, reads, “This vehicle is dedicated to the memory of George Schmid, who loved family, friends and Foothills Caring Corps.” Donations received in George’s memory are earmarked for maintenance and operating costs of the vehicle.

The latest addition to Foothills Caring Corps’ (FCC) van fleet has been named “Big George” as a lasting testament to George W. Schmid, a longtime supporter, volunteer and board member, who died in early 2020.

George Schmidt

George Schmidt

Pinky Schmid, his wife of 54 years, agreed that George would have loved using the vehicle during his many years of driving for FCC’s van program and medical transportation program. 

Pinky in van

Pinky Schmid driving the “Big George” van

“George, who had a larger-than-life personality, was instrumental in the growth of our organization, as well as someone adept at making each Neighbor he helped feel special,” FCC leadership said.

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