Submitted by Kelly Hammond on behalf of The Rotary Club of Huntsville
The Rotary Club of Huntsville continued its support of two very important community organizations with funding presentations in February.
The Rotary Club presented cheques to both Hospice Huntsville and the Huntsville Hospital Foundation.
On Feb. 15, Hospice Huntsville received a donation of $6,000 from the Rotary Club of Huntsville. Rotary is proud to support end-of-life care in Huntsville/Lake of Bays through their support of Hospice Huntsville.
Rotary Club President Jennifer Jerrett presented the cheque to Bev Lashbrook, Executive Director of the Hospice Huntsville. Funds for this project were raised through proceeds from the annual Rotary Christmas Party attended by local club and community members who then bid on a wide range of interesting auction items such as in home hosted dinners, social outings and a variety of items donated by the members themselves. This donation will assist in the purchase of Murphy Beds to furnish some of the resident bedrooms in the residential hospice, Algonquin Grace.
In her thank you to the Rotary Club of Huntsville, Executive Director of Hospice Huntsville, Bev Lashbrook shared “The care and comfort of our family members is a priority while they are visiting their loved one at Hospice Huntsville and when Murphy Beds are installed within close proximity to the hospital bed, they provide comfort and support to the dying patient and allows the family member increased comfort while sleeping.”
In the photo: Braedi Waymouth, Hospice Huntsville RN, Bev Lashbrook, Hospice Huntsville Executive Director, Jennifer Simpson, Rotary Social Committee Chair, Jennifer Jerrett, Rotary Club of Huntsville President and Terri Pellerin, Hospice Huntsville-Lead PSW.
On Feb. 22, the Rotary Club of Huntsville continued their contributions to the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and presented another installment towards their $100,000 commitment made in 2013 for the purchase of an CAT Scan Machine. The first contribution of $20,000 was made in January of 2014, followed by yearly donations of $10,000 for the next eight years, ending in 2022. This contribution was raised through fundraising efforts of the Club with their annual Christmas Rotary Auction that turns items donated by businesses and individuals throughout the community into cash, allowing the Club to carry on their charitable works.
In the photo: Katherine Craine, Executive Director of the Hospital Foundation, joyfully accepts a cheque from Rotary Club President Jennifer Jerrett.