Saint-Gobain gives $1,100 to Hospice

Staff Reports Posted 3 December 2014 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Saint-Gobain Adfors presented an $1,100 check to Hospice of Orleans on Tuesday. Pictured, from left, include: Donna Atkinson, Saint-Gobain director of human resources; Nyla Gaylord, Hospice director of development; and David Fink, plant manager at Saint-Gobain in Albion.

ALBION Saint-Gobain Adfors officials surprised Hospice of Orleans with an $1,100 donation on Tuesday.

Saint-Gobain is the world’s largest building materials company. Each Saint-Gobain site in the United States is eligible to direct money from the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation’s Community Gifts program. Funds can be used to target local needs and priorities. Saint-Gobain picked Hospice of Orleans.

“We know about the important work done by Hospice and are very happy to support Hospice of Orleans with this gift,” David Fink, Saint-Gobain plant manager, said as he presented the check to Nyla Gaylord, director of development for Hospice of Orleans.

“These funds will go to support the Transitions program, an in-home care program that serves seriously ill people,” said Mary Anne Fischer, executive director of Hospice of Orleans. “This largely volunteer driven, cost-effective program serves the families of Orleans County and was developed to meet the special needs of those neither ready, nor eligible, for Hospice care.”

Fischer said most of the people in the Transitions program have a life-limiting illness, and need assistance in accessing community and medical resources to manage their disease and the challenges it presents.

“We are truly grateful to Saint-Gobain Adfors for this unexpected gift which helps us meet a growing need in our community,” Fischer said.