PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — In recognition of the Aroostook House of Comfort’s five-year anniversary, MMG Insurance donated more than $9,000 toward outside maintenance projects that improved the grounds at the hospice facility.
“We are so fortunate to have the Aroostook House of Comfort serving our friends and family during a difficult time,” said Matt McHatten, president and CEO of MMG Insurance. “Given the anniversary of the organization, we were very pleased to partner with both a donation and the work of members of the MMG team to improve the gazebo area. It’s an important part of the facility that provides a place to gather and reflect for the patients and their loved ones.”
Since 2018, more than 800 patients have received inpatient end-of-life care at the Aroostook House of Comfort. Those patients’ families and caregiving teams have found support there as well. While located in Presque Isle, patients come to the facility from across Aroostook County and the state.
MMG Insurance’s recent donation paid for the gazebo to be repainted and for landscaping to be done, beautifying the outside area.
In tandem with the donation, MMG Insurance’s interns spent time at the Aroostook House of Comfort during the summer, volunteering their labor to help keep the facility looking its best. Interns Graham Berry, Rossalyn Buck, Amelia Ivey and Amanda Winslow painted lamp posts, tended the facility’s garden, and washed windows.
Abbey Clair, executive director of the Aroostook Hospice Foundation, which owns the Aroostook House of Comfort, noted that partnerships with companies like MMG are invaluable to the organization and those it serves.
“Community involvement plays a pivotal role in sustaining the mission of the Aroostook House of Comfort,” Clair said. “We are grateful for MMG’s support, as it allows us to make a meaningful difference to those who need our services and their families.”