The Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House is the beneficiary of a gift from a special program set up by Families Inc., a private counseling agency accredited by The Joint Commission with headquarters in Jonesboro and facilities throughout Northeast, North Central and Central Arkansas.
Through a program called “Score a Touchdown – Howl for Humanity,” Families Inc. pledged to donate $250 for each touchdown scored by the Arkansas State University Red Wolves at home football games this fall.
Six different organizations were chosen to receive funds – The Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House at St. Bernards, ABC Family Care, Mission Outreach of Northeast Arkansas, the Salvation Army, Hope Circle and CASA 2nd Judicial District.
The Hospice House received $1,000 for the four touchdowns the Red Wolves made in the Oct. 4 game with the University of Louisiana Monroe. The Red Wolves won that homecoming game 28-14.
All told, Families Inc. “gave back” $7,500 to organizations in the immediate area through this unique program.
We at St. Bernards Hospice would like to say a big “Thank You” to Families Inc. Since hospice services first were offered through St. Bernards 25 years ago, we have provided care for more than 10,000 patients and their families. Most of those – about were cared for through home hospice. About 1,400 patients and their families have been cared for at the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House since it opened five years ago.
Pictured are (from left) are Bob Puckett, director of business operations.; Dawn Layer, director of director of marketing; Mark Thurman, chief operating officer (all with Families Inc.); Donna Nelson-Lowe, director of hospice for St. Bernards; Jan Davis, manager of the Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House; and Sam Hummelstein, president of the advisory board for the hospice house.
Again, Thank You, Families Inc., for your generous donation!