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Frank Herwatt, Exalted Ruler and lodge members Mike Blanton and Kim West of Elk Lodge #518 with Mark Waters, Director of Development and Outreach for Hospice of the Foothills.
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Elks grant benefits Hospice

Hospice of the Foothills was able to add some beautiful, shaded and comfortable outdoor seating for patients and families thanks to the help of Elks Lodge No. 518 in Nevada City.

The Elks Lodge is eligible for an annual grant through the Elks National Foundation. This year they chose Hospice of the Foothills as a co-recipient. Mike Blanton spearheaded the grant application process and worked jointly with Hospice of the Foothills to determine how to use the grant to best benefit patients and families.



“We are thrilled to have this beautiful seating that matches the serene setting of Cece’s Garden,” said Vanessa Bengston, Executive Director of Hospice of the Foothills.

Cece’s Garden is the location of Hospice of the Foothills’ Memorial Wall, an inspirational artwork oak tree on which family and friends can memorialize their loved ones on the engraved leaves.




Hospice of the Foothills is a 501(c) (3) non-profit community-supported healthcare organization that has provided end-of-life hospice and palliative care to patients and families in western Nevada County and surrounding communities for 35 years.

For more information or to make an online donation, visit http://www.hofo.org or call 530-272-5739.

— Submitted to The Union


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