After searching for a lead donor for nearly a year, leaders with South Georgia Medical Center's Hospice House Project were thrilled to announce a major, $750,000 gift from Harley Langdale.
Susan Cherry, Hospice House Director, says, "This lead gift is the one that really put us over the top to know that we have the financial help from this community and from individuals to move ahead with the project."
When it's completed sometime next year, the facility will be home to 16 terminally ill patients. It will help ease a very difficult and painful situation, both for patients and their families.
The Langdales say making a contribution to help make this hospice house a reality was a very easy decision because they have seen what a difference hospice can make and they want to make sure hospice has a future in south Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Langdale say, "We've known a lot of people who've used hospice and are so appreciative of the service and they come back and tell us and we get information that the help is unbelievable."
Groundbreaking on this new facility will happen this fall, and the first patients will move in next year, the first of many patients who will benefit from the generosity of this south Georgia family.
The Hospice House is a non-profit center, and directors say they will need the continued support of the community to keep the center up and running.