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It has been several years in the making, and in just a few weeks it will at last be ready for the public.
On Sunday, June 24, Brunswick County’s newest Lower Cape Fear Hospice facility, SECU Hospice House, will be available for public tours during an open house from 1-4 p.m. that day.
As it has been in each of the communities where it expands and offers more services, the success of the hospice facility here is due largely to the support and enthusiasm of local businesses and individuals.
The project got its foothold when local entrepreneur Louie Lewis generously donated land off Old Ocean Highway for the new in-patient facility.
From there, people and businesses have offered up money, time, talents and services to take this project from a dream to a reality.
This success is due to everything from major sponsorships to small donations. Through charitable giving and contributions, Brunswick Countians and others who believe in hospice’s mission of providing quality end-of-life care to people regardless of age or socioeconomic status, will have a lasting impact on our community.
The list of those to thank is too long to mention everyone by name here, so we offer a heartfelt and genuine “thank you” to everyone who has helped this project develop.
Although the facility will begin accepting patients July 1, the need for community help doesn’t end when its doors officially open.
Hospice still has areas in the facility that need sponsorships such as rooms and nurses’ alcoves.
Volunteers are also needed.
Volunteers are needed for everything from offering companionship and running errands to office support, baking, healing arts, pet therapy and more.
If you’ve never volunteered with hospice or a related service before, hospice will provide volunteer training and even has the option of offering training and other programs on site.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, call (910) 796-7900.
We encourage everyone in the community to take time to come out to the open house on Sunday, June 24. It will be a time to meet people associated with Lower Cape Fear Hospice. It will be a time to learn about the vast array of services and assistance offered through hospice and you’ll be treated to an inside—and outside—look at a house the community truly built.
To all those affiliated with Lower Cape Fear Hospice, we welcome you with open arms into your new home with us in Brunswick County.