As of 2016, Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) has raised over $346,000 to support unreimbursed programs and services for Haven Hospice patients and families in Palatka and the surrounding areas through the annual NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournaments. In addition, NEFAR has also created Rolling Attic Events and donated a truck to the Haven Hospice Attic Resale Store in Orange Park. Most recently, a new van as well as a replacement wrap on another truck were donated to assist Haven in delivering and gathering goods for the Attic Store.
To acknowledge and recognize their incredible generosity and hard work, Haven Hospice recently held a dedication ceremony and named the deck at the Roberts Care Center on the Satterwhite Campus for Care and Compassion in honor of NEFAR.
“Haven Hospice is a wonderful organization that has served the needs of many individuals and families in our northeast Florida communities,” said 2016 NEFAR President Terrell Newberry. “NEFAR is honored to be recognized by Haven Hospice for our ongoing partnership support during the past 13 years.”
Former Haven Hospice Palatka Administrator Marsha Davis Flowers, NEFAR Chief Executive Officer Glenn East and NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament Director Mike Oglesbee, along with others, worked together to first create the NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament which has supported Haven Hospice patients and families in Palatka and the surrounding areas.
“Through the unwavering support of NEFAR, patients who did not have the means to pay received exceptional end-of-life care in their home or at the Roberts Care Center,” said Haven Hospice Palatka Administrator Deborah Strickland.
One hundred percent of these gifts and donations made to Haven through the NEFAR Charity Bass Fishing Tournament will remain in the Palatka area to help provide for unfunded patient care and unreimbursed services such as grief support, Camp Safe Haven, community and professional education, volunteer services and Haven Transitions. Haven believes everyone deserves a Haven experience when faced with a life-limiting illness, and continued support from NEFAR will ensure Haven’s ability to meet that goal.