Grigg Lewis Foundation Provides First Grant to Expand Hospice House

 Niagara Hospice today announced it has received the first major community gift toward the $2 million capital campaign to expand Hospice House, where terminally ill patients and families receive specialized care and support. 
   The Grigg Lewis Foundation, based in Lockport, provided a lead grant toward the ongoing community campaign that will help fund the addition of six residential patient suites to the facility at 4675 Sunset Drive. Construction is underway for the expansion project that will complete the Hospice House with 16 total residential suites, the maximum capacity allowed by New York State.
   “We are very grateful for this significant support from the Grigg Lewis Foundation, which has been a generous partner of Niagara Hospice for more than 20 years. The foundation provided major gifts for the construction of Hospice House from 2006-2008. It is wonderful to receive this grant to help complete the Hospice House story and enhance quality of life for more Niagara County families during end-of-life situations,” said John Lomeo, President & CEO of Niagara Hospice.    
   Niagara Hospice House opened in June 2007 as a state-of-the-art facility that has been the model of hospice facilities throughout the country. The expanded residential wing is scheduled to be completed and ready for patients and families prior to the facility’s 15th anniversary in June 2022.
   To give to the capital campaign, organizations and individuals can visit to make secure online donations or call 716-439-4417.