MEDFORD, Oregon – The Medford Hospice received a special gift from a local couple. The organization is the only specialized hospice care facility in Southern Oregon.
Celia’s home in Holmes Park received a generous donation from the Meese Foundation. The fund’s gift is more than $ 342,000 towards the repayment of the mortgage. The donors, Jed and Celia Miz, have a background in healthcare. Celia’s House told NBC5 that the couple have been with the organization since the beginning.
“They saw [as] we do, the end of life is really meaningful, valuable, unique and needs to be treated like something truly precious, ”said Julie Rafield, director of development.
As COVID-19 increases the budget for a nonprofit organization, donating is one less stressor.
Friends of the Southern Oregon Hospice and Celia’s Holmes Park House are also looking for volunteers. If you love gardening and help your community, click HERE More details.
NBC5 News reporter Katie Strait is from her hometown of Las Vegas. Katie attended the Hank Greenspan School of Journalism and Media Studies at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
While in Las Vegas, Katie received a student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas shooting anniversary. She also hosted and produced a university political news show in which she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congressman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics has grown into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. In her final months in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalistic achievements by the Nevada Broadcasting Foundation.
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