The community contributed a record-breaking $172,000 at Community Home Health & Hospice’s charity care fundraiser, On the red carpet: 40 years of caring. More than 450 guests “partied with a purpose.” Longview Hospice Care Center volunteer Jill Tossberg told her compelling story of hope and healing. Guests responded with generous gifts to support charity care. Last year, Community provided greater than $1 million in charity care. Support of the 40th anniversary gala means the most vulnerable patients right here in our community will receive the care they deserve.
“On behalf of families these funds will support, we thank everyone who played a part in this year’s success lead by volunteer co-chairs Kirsten Amrine and Rhonda Sandretto. We couldn’t do it without our generous community, volunteers and staff. The support from the event is testament to our mission to provide care for patients wherever they live,” said President & CEO Greg Pang.
Guests, table hosts and sponsors participated in activities such as heads or tails, mystery gifts, professional photos, jewelry raffle, wine wall and a dessert dash and made cash contributions. Fall Fishing Group and Fibre Federal Credit Union held fundraisers to support the gala as well.
Red Carpet sponsors were Columbia Security, KLOG-KUKN-101.5 The Wave and KapStone Kraft Paper Corporation. Additional major sponsors were American Medical Response; Anderson & Anderson Advisory, LLC; C & R Tractor and Landscaping, Inc.; Collins Architectural Group, PS; Columbia Bank (Longview Branch); Columbia Ford Lincoln Hyundai; The Corner Café In Memory of Lynda J. Bourdage; Fibre Federal Credit Union; Foster Farms; Heritage Bank; Johnson Bixby; Law Office of Meredith A. Long, PLLC; Carol McRae; Norco Medical; NORPAC; Red Canoe Credit Union; Stewart Title; Twin City Bank; Umpqua Bank and Westby Associates, Inc.