LEWISTON – Members of the Williamson Lodge 20, International Order of Odd Fellows, Livermore Falls, presented a $5,000 gift to Dave McDaniel, Androscoggin Health Care and Hospice president, for the Journey of Hope Campaign for the new hospice house.

McDaniel said, “We feel privileged that the Williamson Lodge 20, International Order of Odd Fellows, is lending their support to this project. When we first began planning the campaign for the hospice house, it became clear community organizations of all types would play an important role in both educating area residents in the importance of the project and lending their support through campaign gift.

“The Odd Fellows were among the first groups we reached out to in the Livermore/Jay area and they warmly responded to our request to meet and talk about the project. Their gift to our campaign continues their strong tradition of civic and community leadership.”

To date, the Journey of Hope Campaign has received support from more than 1,200 individuals, foundations, businesses, civic and fraternal groups. The campaign $1.5 million goal is expected to be met by March 2005.

Construction on the 14-patient suite hospice house, located on Stetson Road, began in early November and has a planned opening of fall 2005. The facility is specially designed to care for the needs of patients in the final weeks of life when hospice care at home in no longer possible.

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