Between one Franklin couple and droves of community support, the Hospice House Foundation of WNC (HHF) has raised another $120,000 toward the $2 million needed to make the facility a reality.
Last week, Michele Alderson with HHF announced that the community donated $50,000 toward a matching grant pledged by Joan and Bernard Maki earlier this year. The Makis first donated $50,000 to the facility, then pledged to donate another $50,000 if the HHF could raise $50,000 from the community, and that goal was met.
"We appreciate your support; as you are aware in these economic conditions, it’s really hard to raise money,” said Joan Maki at last week's commissioners' meeting. “Every bit of support you give us helps, and this gives us another step showing that we have community support in this wonderful project.” In addition to Maki, other citizens attended the commissioners’ meeting to show their dedication and support of the project.