The Vanderhoof Community Foundation is pleased to announce the final recipient of our 2021 Grant Program.
The Vanderhoof Hospice Society is a community charity providing assistance for those who are dying and their families by offering companionship, practical assistance and bereavement support. As part of this assistance, they are offering a peer-based, nationally recognized grief support program called “Rainbows” in partnership with Connexus Community Resources, to train local volunteers. The Vanderhoof Community Foundation has agreed to provide $1360 towards the cost of this program delivery.
The Foundation recognizes that the Covid Pandemic has many people in our community grieving the loss of a family member or friend. We understand that for every COVID death there will be nine deeply affected who could benefit from grief supports. Add this to those experiencing loss from a separation, divorce, death or other painful transition and we believe that these skills will be in very high demand.
Chris Mushumanski and Valerie Pagdin representing the Vanderhoof Hospice Society.