The Friends of The Hospice of East Texas met Thursday, April 3rd.
Thank you to Virginia Shull for opening her lovely home and hosting this special group of ambassadors for Hospice of East Texas. Jonna Fitzgerald shared the story of her experience as The Hospice of East Texas cared for her mom. Thank you, Jonna, for sharing your special memories with us today!
This past year The Friends dues help The Hospice of East Texas pay to recover the couches in HomePlace. Thank you to all of our Friends who give to make HomePlace a pleasant and comfortable atmosphere for both patients and their families and friends.
Founded in 2009, the Friends of Hospice of East Texas are just what their name implies, a group whose mission is simply to be "Friends" of the Hospice of East Texas and ambassadors for its work.
With a membership of more than 100, the "Friends" gather twice each year for programs that inform and inspire them about the work of Hospice of East Texas. Each "Friend" has a special connection to the organization. Some are former board members, others have had loved ones who benefited from Hospice's care. Some just have a heart for what Hospice means and a commitment to exceptional care at the end of life. No matter their connection, each "Friend" wants to help Hospice of East Texas in some way.
Annual dues of $50 per member cover the group's expenses. Excess funds at the end of the year are donated to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation and used to support a program or project of the Friends' choosing.
Membership in the Friends is open to any person interested in making a personal commitment to support the work of Hospice of East Texas. For more information, contact Nancy Lamar, Vice President of Community Relations, at 903-266-3402 or firstname.lastname@example.org.