Baker was in attendance at a Chatham-Kent Hospice event at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre to celebrate the total amount raised during the group’s recently completed Thanks for Giving Community Campaign.
The $20,000 from Union Gas is via the Spectra Energy Foundation. Spectra Energy is the Houston-based parent company of Union Gas.
Chatham-Kent Hospice, in collaboration with St. Andrew’s Residence, plans to open a 10-bed residence designed to fill a need for end-of-life care in a home-like setting. The group’s Capital Campaign Goal is $5 million, of which $3 million is needed to build the facility and $2 million is for an operational sustainability fund.
“A sense of caring among all of us cements and strengthens our community. We at Union Gas care about the health of the communities we serve. And based upon that caring nature and our role as a partner of choice with this community, Union Gas understands and supports the need for the Chatham-Kent Hospice,” said Baker.
Jennifer Wilson, chair of the board of directors of Chatham-Kent Hospice, welcomed the Union Gas support.
“Volunteers are vital to the success of our residential hospice. They are central to the compassionate caring support we will provide. We will need over 100 volunteers in a variety of capacities, from holding hands and reading to our residents to gardening and baking muffins,” said Wilson.
“The donation from Union Gas to support and train our volunteers is very much appreciated and will help our many volunteers give a priceless gift to those who are affected by end-of-life challenges,” Wilson added.
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