Harvest for Hope raises money for Community Hospice Foundation

By Melanie LeCroy / melanie@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 11/12/21

The Port at The Wharf was buzzing Nov. 5 as supporters of the Community Hospice Foundation gathered for the annual Harvest for Hope drawdown and silent auction event. The event raises money to …

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Harvest for Hope raises money for Community Hospice Foundation

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The Port at The Wharf was buzzing Nov. 5 as supporters of the Community Hospice Foundation gathered for the annual Harvest for Hope drawdown and silent auction event. The event raises money to support the foundation.

The crowd danced into the night as the Tip Tops played. A wide selection of silent auction items were up for grabs as well ranging from Botox to luxury vacations.

The Community Hospice Foundation’s mission is to provide support to individuals or families of those who have a loved one impacted by terminal illness. The foundation offers financial support, education, bereavement and advocacy.

“We give our funds to those who are struggling through their final sacred journey. Whether it be turning their lights on, buying groceries, whatever they need. We want them to not have the stress and suffering of financial worries at their end of life,” said Executive Director of Community Hospice Foundation Tim Buttell.

Community Hospice Foundation serves terminally ill patients and their families in Mobile, Baldwin and Escambia counties. Volunteer coordinator Susan Cox said the funds raised at the Harvest for Hope event support patients and families by helping with bills and providing wheelchair ramps. But most importantly, to pay for the transportation costs of a terminally ill patient’s loved one so they can spend the last days with them.

“No one dies alone on our watch,” Cox said.

For more information or to apply for assistance, visit communityhospiceal.org.