J&J Ventures of Effingham, recently donated $50,000 to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Foundation to benefit the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospice House under construction on the hospital’s main campus. A plaque recognizing J&J’s donation will be placed in the hospice house once it’s complete.
“When we learned that Sarah Bush Lincoln was planning to build a hospice house, we knew that we wanted to support the project and help those nearing the end of life,” Ann Wagner, Director of Property Management, said. “This hospice house will be used by families from multiple counties across Central and Southern Illinois. It’s a perfect way to give back and help others at such an emotional and important time.”
Due to an increase in cost of construction materials, the hospice house will cost $11.4 million to complete. Through a campaign: The most important home you’ll ever build, the Foundation is raising more than $1 million to help offset construction costs and a minimum of $1.5 million to fund an endowment. Most insurance companies pay for care in a hospice house, but they don’t pay the nightly $275 room and board. Earnings from the endowment will help those without resources pay for their stay. The hospice house will open in early Fall 2023.
“We’re so very grateful to J&J Ventures for this incredible donation that will directly impact families as they say final goodbyes to loved ones,” Amy Card, SBL Health Foundation director, said. “The company is such a great community partner and this is a true gift from them to residents across the region.”
Pictured left to right: Amy Card, Tom Grunloh, Campaign Committee member and member of the SBL Health Foundation Board of Directors, Ann Wagner and Kim Uphoff, SBL President & CEO.