In December 2015, Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care had a ground-breaking ceremony for Yadkin County’s first inpatient hospice facility. Now, just nine months later, dirt is moving, the home is actually being built and nearly all of the $2.5 million needed for construction of the new hospice home has been raised through private donations.
“We are less than $200,000 away or from reaching our goal,” said Denise Watson, executive director of Mountain Valley Hospice. “We expect to have all of the money in hand by the end of October, but we still need help from the community in order to get there.”
“There are so many ways to give,” said Jerry Carlton, campaign chair. “We will come to your home, office, church or service group to talk about our new hospice home and accept donations there. You can also design a planned giving program, make a one-time donation or memorial, or host an event.”
The new SECU Hospice Home of Yadkin will be located at North Lee Avenue on land adjacent to the State Employees’ Credit Union campus in Yadkinville. It will offer a private, home-like setting, designed specifically to provide end-of-life care for patients who can no longer stay in their own home. The 11,000-square-foot facility will feature six 300-square-foot patient suites with private baths, and enclosed outdoor patios. The new hospice home also will feature a chapel, family living room, kitchen, dining area, a children’s playroom, a teen room, community meeting room with covered patio, a sunroom, covered porches, and a beautiful courtyard with a view of Pilot Mountain. Construction began in March and plans are to be operational by the March of 2017.
To date, the campaign has received support from 12 foundations, 15 corporations, 50 small businesses, the town governments of Boonville, Jonesville and Yadkinville, 25 different community organizations, 40 churches and 530 individual gifts from across the community.
“So much to be proud of, but yet we are not quite to our goal. We need one final push to get across the finish line! Please spread the word and thank you to everyone who has given so far!” Carlton said.
For more information on hospice care, or the Yadkin County hospice home project, contact Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care at 336-679-2466.