Windgate Foundation Grant Award

The Tribute of Life Foundation is honored to accept a $30,000 matching grant award from the Windgate Foundation of Little Rock, Arkansas to support the ‘No One is Alone’ initiative. With this generous gift, a number of hospice patients, who otherwise would pass away unsupported and alone, will receive end of life medical, emotional and spiritual support from Hospice Home Care’s Comfort Care Center located in Little Rock.

“We are extremely grateful to the Windgate Foundation for their support of our commitment to care for hospice-eligible patients who struggle at the end of their journey because they are alone, homeless and without anyone to care”, says Jack Ciak Executive Director, Tribute of Life Foundation.

Late last year, the Tribute of Life Foundation’s ‘No One is Alone’ initiative was launched, and employees from Hospice Home Care (Arkansas) and Spring Valley Hospice (Mississippi) gave generously. As a result, the first room at the Comfort Care Center was named during a ribbon cutting ceremony April 23, in honor of Mr. James Nield, RN, a former hospice employee, co-worker and friend who became the first patient to benefit from the ‘No One is Alone’ initiative.

Hospice employees share their heart and soul everyday with patients and their families. “Our families demonstrate to us each day how vital their support is to their loved ones. It is our honor and tribute to those families to come along-side patients who are most at risk of dying alone, to be their family in the end,” said Cathy Newhouse, CEO at Hospice Home Care.

“We care deeply about meeting all patients where they are in their journey, and helping them finish well. The Windgate Foundation’s gift will enable us to cover more lives than ever before.” Dr. Jennifer Casey, Medical Director at the Comfort Care Center.

The TOL Foundation believes, everyone deserves to complete their journey in a warm, clean bed, surrounded by people who care. The Tribute of Life Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity founded in 2013 to provide extra support to hospice patients and their families during complicated times of loss and bereavement.


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