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Red Deer Hospice Society receives expansion support from Servus Credit Union

The $30,000 grant will help fund the 15,000 square foot expansion

Red Deer Hospice Society is honoured to announce that Servus Credit Union is supporting the expansion of their facility. The $30,000 grant will help fund the 15,000 square foot expansion that will allow an additional 100 residents to access the facility each year.

“Servus Credit Union has always been a big supporter of Red Deer Hospice,” said Evelyn Storm, executive director of the Red Deer Hospice Society. “We are pleased that our partnership with this community-minded organization continues to grow, and we feel fortunate to receive their support.”

Red Deer Hospice is expanding to better meet the growing and changing needs of Central Alberta. By increasing capacity from ten to sixteen beds, it will allow more families to die with dignity, compassion and care. The expansion will also create additional family lounges and quiet areas, two multipurpose rooms for community programming including respite and educational opportunities as well as staff areas for increased work efficiency and safety.

“We’re proud to continue our support of the Red Deer Hospice Society,” said Pat Quesnel, Red Deer resident and senior vice president of human resources and corporate services at Servus. “The Hospice has been a valued member of Servus and part of this community since its inception.”

Fundraising for the expansion began this summer with work continuing to reach the $5.2 million goal. “We have just celebrated our $1,000,000 mark and expansion donors are being recognized,” shared James McPherson, Chair of the Expansion Campaign. “We ask both individuals and corporation to support us as we work to make this important community resource accessible to more families.”

For more information on supporting the Red Deer Hospice expansion, visit www.reddeerhospice.com or call Red Deer Hospice directly at 403-309-4344.

-Submitted by Red Deer Hospice Society

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