Aroostook County - The Aroostook Hospice Foundation recently received a $100,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation. The grant will be applied towards the costs of construction of the first free-standing hospice and palliative care center in Aroostook County. Richard M. Duncan, Chair of the Aroostook Hospice Foundation, said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive this very generous grant from the Davis Foundation. It is an affirmation of our dream to provide compassionate end of life care to our neighbors and family in the County and the grant brings construction of the facility that much closer to reality.”

Aroostook House of Comfort

The Davis Family Foundation is a public charitable foundation established by Phyllis C. Davis and H. Halsey Davis of Falmouth, Maine, to support educational, medical and cultural/arts organizations located primarily in Maine. The foundation was established following Mr. Davis' retirement as President and Chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. Their overriding goal for the foundation was simple and straightforward: “to make grants where they will do the most good and where our gifts make a real difference.” The foundation has provided over $49 million in grants since its grant making activities began in 1986.

The Aroostook Hospice Foundation is an organization of passionate volunteers dedicated to bringing a free-standing hospice house, Aroostook House of Comfort, to Aroostook County. The foundation is currently raising funds to construct the County’s first free-standing hospice house and palliative care center. The 6-bed facility will provide quality, compassionate, palliative and end-of-life care for patients and their families. The foundation welcomes donations to support this worthy project.