With tears in her eyes, a petite Haven Hospice patient held up her handmade blanket and said, “Please thank the lady who made this for me!” Similar responses came from other hospice patients who received lap blankets handmade by talented and generous citizens from Volusia and Flagler counties.
“It’s been inspiring to hear the humble pride in the voices of the people who knitted, crocheted, and quilted lap blankets for patients they don’t know,” said Terri Perry, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator for Haven Hospice. “We hoped to get 200 blankets, knew we’d be happy to receive 90, but were ecstatic to find 322 blankets coming our way to give to our patients in Volusia, Flagler, and St. John’s counties.” Large numbers of blankets came from sewing groups at local churches including Trinity Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church, and Sacred Heart Church.
The mission of Haven Hospice, a not-for-profit community hospice organization, is to provide comfort, care and compassion for patients and families regardless of their ability to pay. This is made possible by the dedication of Haven volunteers, staff and supporters. For more than 30 years, Haven Hospice has had the honor and privilege to serve more than 60,000 patients and families in Florida.
Jordan Heaps, Administrator, shares the gratitude of the organization. “Haven Hospice is sincerely appreciative of the generosity displayed by members of the communities we serve. We hold the honor of serving patients in their end-of-life journeys, and what you have done has made our patients very happy.”