Aroostook House of Comfort receives generous donation

2 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — The Aroostook Hospice Foundation, the owner of the Aroostook House of Comfort, was honored to have received a donation from the Men of Tyre, Northern Maine Chapter of the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association. President Mark Cassidy presented Executive Director Abbey Clair with a $3,000 check Friday, Oct. 21.

Each July, the Men of Tyre participate in a fundraising ride entitled the Northern Invasion, selecting a charitable organization  for their collected proceeds. Donations like this help to ensure that the Aroostook House of Comfort can continue to serve community members with quality and compassionate hospice care, regardless of their ability to pay. It was a privilege to  provide Cassidy with a tour of the facility and further discuss the unique and inspiring ways in which the Aroostook House of  Comfort is impacting this community. He also shared the mission of the Masonic Organization and their civic investments. The Aroostook Hospice Foundation extends its sincere appreciation for the generosity demonstrated by the Men of Tyre,  Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association. 

The generous donors make it possible to maintain a 9,800 square foot state-of-the-art facility where individuals and families receive compassionate care, comfort, and support on their journey through hospice. The funds raised also assist with  expenses associated with care received while at the Aroostook House of Comfort for those underinsured, uninsured, or  without financial resources. Fundraising efforts include private donations, naming opportunities, grants, and local fundraising events such as the annual Golf Classic and the Remembrance Way Garden & Pathway. Our success is due to the support of volunteers, donors, and our local communities. 

The Aroostook House of Comfort is an in-patient hospice and respite care facility owned by the Aroostook Hospice Foundation and staffed by Northern Light Home Care & Hospice, the only local Medicare-certified hospice provider in the area. Together we offer individuals and their families compassionate care, comfort, dignity, and support on their journey through hospice.