Attendees met for a silent auction and wine tasting at Ott Farms and Vineyards on September 6, 2019. Throughout the event, volunteers from Heartlite Hospice hosted guests at the vineyard with live music and food from both Ott Farms and Off Road Grill & Treats as they viewed and bid on items up for auction.
Donations came in from families as well as local businesses offering items such as weighted blankets, basket of goods, wine, Yeti Tumblers, jewelry, art, and event tickets.
Volunteer Coordinator for Heartlite Hospice Care, Mara Roberts, said the event raised $5,693 over the events costs.
Roberts said, “We at Heartlite not only look after our patients medically, we try to care for the whole family. We offer support to the family through our volunteer programs, grief groups, caregiver support groups and also financially. We have paid utility bills, mortgage payments, auto and home repairs as well as final expenses and our favorite, final wishes.”
Though held at different locations each time, the annual Keeping the Promise event is held in September to benefit the organization with funding for the multiple ways they support those in hospice care.