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Mercy Foundation North holds 'Home for the Holidays' fundraiser for hospice care

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Mercy Foundation North's annual in-person fundraising event is canceled this year, so they have decided to be creative during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mercy Foundation North exists to help support healthcare and senior services in the Northstate and for several years, the foundation continues to help raise money for the hospice and home health.

Their big annual event is known as the Festival of Trees which was their signature event fundraiser for the hospice that incumbency all the counties that the foundation serves. With the event, they would raise an estimated amount of $100,000 to $120,000 for hospice care.

However, the event is canceled this year. Therefore, they are doing a month of fundraising called Home for the Holidays.

They say this year is more important than ever because the participants have to stay home but, also no family members can visit them.

Mercy Foundation North President Maggie Redmon says this is so important for people in care.

"It is a service that helps individuals on their journey. It helps the families and the loved ones while they go through that journey. I have a personal story for both of my parents, but I can tell you that Mercy Hospice Angel, 1998, was with my mother, my sister, and I and we all remember. Her name is Sarah. And so it sends people on their way and their services after when somebody dies, and [provide] grief counseling and that sort of thing," Redmon said.

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Redmon says all the funds raised go directly to the hospice care.

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