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Some Kind of Wonderful: Velvet Ranjel

Written by Hillary Haenes
Sunday, May 11 2014 04:23 PM

Spreading Human Kindness to Strangers For Velvet Ranjel, human kindness is something that comes naturally, especially after she began working as a monitor tech at Dignity Health Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Ranjel has happily embraced Dignity’s “Hello Humankindness” campaign by spreading compassion to others. “I’ve worked for the organization for seven years now, and knowing that they support human kindness has made it that much easier to get up and come to work every day,” Ranjel said. This 41-year-old helps her community in many ways, such as raising money for West High’s choir, band and color guard; volunteering at the hospital; donating blood; and supporting local military veterans. Ranjel and her husband of 21 years have seven...

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