Red Deer Hospice Society recently celebrated a $300,000 donation to support the expansion of the hospice from Red Deer Twilight Homes Foundation.
“Red Deer Twilight Homes Foundation has been a strong supporter of the Red Deer Hospice Society and this most recent donation to reduce our expansion mortgage is further proof of their dedication to the important work we do in our community,” said Jerri Taylor, hospice executive director.
The society said impressive community support has resulted in Red Deer Hospice only needing an additional $1 million to pay off the remaining balance of the mortgage.
“When the Foundation was first approached in 2002 to support the building of a hospice in Red Deer, we gladly stepped forward to help initiate the fundraising campaign. During the next few years, we were pleased to donate a total over $250,000 for its construction,” said Paul Gowan, foundation board member.
“The Red Deer Hospice has demonstrated over time, the real need for such a facility in Red Deer and area. When we were approached again to help the campaign to enlarge the facility, we had no hesitation and were proud to partner with the Hospice Society, this time choosing to donate $300,000 over three years.”
In 2019, the society completed a $5-million expansion to better serve the end-of-life care needs of Red Deer and central Alberta.
In addition to six additional resident rooms, the expanded house now includes enhanced care and family areas as well as a multi-purpose community space.
Red Deer Twilight Homes Foundation was established by the Kiwanis Club in 1954.