KIHEI - The Monsanto Fund awarded a $20,000 grant to Hospice Maui Inc. to expand its Wailuku facility. Funds will be used for the construction of a hospice hale-a five-bedroom residential hospice center-and to relocate its administrative offices on the property.
The proposed 3,500-square-foot hospice facility, known as "Hale Ho'olu'olu" (House of Care and Compassion) is slated to begin construction in November.
"Hale Ho'olu'olu will be a place where patients in their last days or weeks will receive specialized care to meet their medical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs," said Greg LaGoy, chief executive officer for Hospice Maui. "In addition, there is substantial support for family members during the illness and after the death."
Greg LaGoy, chief executive officer for Hospice Maui (from left), and Trudi Tobin, president of the Hospice Maui board, receive a $20,000 check from David Stoltzfus of Monsanto Hawaii.
Hospice Maui is a private, nonprofit organization that provides services to people coping with terminal illnesses.
The Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Monsanto Co., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the farm communities where farmers and Monsanto Co. employees live and work.
For more information, visit www.monsantofund.org.