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A Gift of Comfort and Care: Quilt

Monroe County, Florida (June 12, 2017)— Each year, the 90-member Florida Keys Quilters Guild donate handmade quilts to support the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys (VNA/HFK). Mission of providing comfort, care and compassion to its patients and their families.

“As long as the organization has existed we have helped out as much as we can,” said Florida Keys Quilters Guild member Mary Lou Wilkinson. Also “We also donate quilts to be used for silent auctions at fundraising events. Anything we can do to help.”

This year the club donated a variety of beautiful quilts with various designs including; a tropical pattern, a penguin pattern, a sushi pattern, holiday-themed quilts and also many more. Each quilt has a special label that reads, “One who is sleeping under a quilt is sleeping under love.”

“We are so happy to be able to help out such a great organization,” said Mary Lou. “I had a close friend receive care from Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys and they were so great. Anyone who has ever dealt with the organization is always praising them. They really are a great group of people.”

The group meets the first Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Key Largo Library Community Room located at 101485 Overseas Highway. In addition if anyone interested in becoming part of the charity quilt program, please contact Mary Lou Wilkinson at 305.394.3878.

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VNA/HFK Development & Volunteer Coordinator Becky Love, VNA/HFK Professional Liaison Livia Barbosa, VNA/HFK Patient Care Manager Debbie Premaza, VNA/HFK Chaplin Kerry Foote, VNA/HFK Medical Director Dr. Joanne Mahoney, VNA/HFK Assistant Clinical Coordinator Aniessa Rittenhouse and VNA/HFK Nurse Holly Nason.

About Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys:

Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys (VNA/HFK), an affiliate of Haven Hospice, is an integrated agency that has been providing skilled home health, palliative and hospice care to the residents and visitors of Monroe County since 1984. The mission of VNA/HFK is to honor life by providing comfort, care and compassion to those we serve.  For more information regarding VNA/HFK or how you can volunteer, please call 305-852-7887 or visit www.VNAHospiceKeys.org. Since 1984, VNA/HFK has had the onor and privilege to serve more than 54,600 patients and families in the Florida Keys. Hospice License:  HPC50310951. VNA License:  HHA21245096. HCS License: 232500 and 232517.  EIN: HHA21245095.  Charitable organization registration number: CH87.

About Haven Hospice:

Haven Hospice is your not-for-profit, community hospice organization providing comprehensive services since 1979 and also licensed in Florida since 1980. Therefore Haven is North Florida’s expert in end-of-life and palliative care; receiving national recognition as a Circle of Life Award Recipient from the American Hospital Association for its excellence and innovation. Haven has also been recognized as a Florida Pacesetter for its leadership in promoting advance directives. In conclusion for more than 38 years Haven has had the honor and also privilege to serve more than 110,000 patients and families in North Florida. Finally for more information, visit www.havenhospice.org or call 800-727-1889.