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Care & Comfort and our Waterville staff support Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County
Posted by Care & Comfort on 01/01/2017.
Care & Comfort and the administrative staff of our Waterville Branch recently presented a gift to the Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County, an organization focused on providing high-quality services for those with a life-limiting illness, providing comfort for families, and educating the community.
“Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County is a marvelous organization that relies on charitable contributions to carry on their mission. We are pleased to give this gift to help ensure that in the future when our neighbors need hospice care HVSC is available,” said Susan D. Giguere, Care & Comfort’s Founder and CEO.
Since 1991 Care & Comfort has provided home healthcare and behavioral healthcare services throughout the State. For each of these 25 years, caring for our communities by giving and volunteering have been central characteristics of our agency's culture. This gift was made possible through The Jeans Fund, an ongoing collaborative fundraising effort between Care & Comfort and our employees. Every Friday is Jean Day, and staff may leave their usual work attire at home and wear jeans for a donation. The agency then matches every dollar raised, and the employees of each branch select their local beneficiaries semi-annually.
Mike Stair, our COO, presented the check to HVSC Executive Director Jason Gayne during the Waterville Branch’s Employee Holiday Appreciation Luncheon.
“Just as the behavioral and home healthcare services we provide are vital to thousands throughout Maine each year so are hospice services,” said Mike. “This region is so fortunate to have Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County available to provide quality family-centered assistance and care during a difficult time. Our employees have my gratitude for their kindness in selecting this group that offers help for those with a life-limiting illness and provides support and solace to the grieving free of charge. With this gift, we not only wish to aid HVSC, a vital part of the areas healthcare network, but we also want to honor and thank the volunteers who have a unique compassion and love for the patients and their families. It is comforting to know that members of the community are still looking out for each other.”
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