Hospice receives bequest from Lind Estate
November 30th, 2017 | Staff Report
Hospice of Homer was recently awarded a generous bequest from the estate of longtime Homer residents Alice and Rangvald Lind.
The Linds have a long history with Hospice of Homer and its mission. Alice Lind was a longtime supporter, and the couple turned to hospice for volunteer help when Rangvald was approaching the end of his life.
"We are so grateful that just as Hospice was able to help Alice and Rangvald, their generous legacy gift will help us to continue providing compassionate care to others in the future," said Hospice of Homer Board President, Beth Graber.
The bequest highlights a form of philanthropy that many donors don't think about.
"It's not always comfortable to ask donors to remember your organization in their will," said Jessica Golden, executive director. "But legacy gifts are especially meaningful because they send a powerful message about what kind of impact you want your life to have on our community."
The donated funds will help Hospice of Homer train new volunteers and provide volunteers for south peninsula clients facing illness, isolation, or end of life.
"The impact of this donation will be felt by the Homer community for many years to come," said Golden. "We are so grateful to the Linds for their compassion and generosity for our future hospice clients."
Hospice of Homer provides volunteer services, medical equipment and bereavement support. All hospice services are offered free of charge. For more information, contact 907-235-6899.