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03/16/2017: "$1000 Offer Matching Funds to Hospice San Juan"
The Town of Friday Harbor is encouraging their utility customers to donate funds to Hospice of San Juan through the Town’s Harbor Life Ring Program in April. All donations included with customers’ April utility payments will be matched by the Town up to a total of $1000.
Donations made directly to Town Hall in April will also be included in the match.
Hospice of San Juan is one of only a handful of all-volunteer, non-profit hospice organizations in the country. For over 30 years they have provided the island with compassionate and professional respite, support, therapy, transportation, and use of medical equipment-all at no cost to the patient or family.
They collaborate with mainland-based Hospice of the NW, but are able to provide more immediate and on-going local assistance. Without this, many if not most of those in need of hospice care and their families would need to relocate off-island at a time when they should be surrounded by their island neighbors.
Harbor Life Ring is an on-going program that invites Town utility customers to assist those in need of urgent assistance with their utility expenses by contributing extra funds with their monthly bill payment. Donations to Harbor Life Ring and Hospice of San Juan are tax deductible.