LAS VEGAS – Oct. 25, 2017 – Carole Fisher, president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice, announced today that The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee contributed an initial $7,000 grant to the nonprofit hospice for grief and loss counseling services related to the Oct.1 shooting tragedy in Las Vegas.
Following the tragedy, Nathan Adelson Hospice announced it would offer free grief counseling and bereavement services to anyone affected by it; including the wounded, first responders and family members of those killed or wounded. The hospice immediately started a community grief support group, which is open to any member of the Southern Nevada community struggling to cope after the shooting.
“We are extremely grateful for the generous gift that The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has given us,” Fisher said. “The donation will allow us to continue extending much-needed counseling and support services to the entire local community.”
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee raised the grant money through the Music City Cares Fund, which gives 100 percent of donations to nonprofit organizations providing immediate and long-term care for Las Vegas shooting victims. The fund received donations from country music stars Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris. All proceeds made from the Kings of Leon Oct. 5 concert in Las Vegas were also donated to the fund. The Starbucks Foundation included the Music City Cares Fund in their mobile application for several days for users to donate as well.
About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care and palliative medicine for nearly 40 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 hospice and palliative care patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community. In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care. The mission of the hospice is to be the Hospice of Choice, the Employer of Preference and a Training Center of Excellence for comprehensive end of life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, visit www.cfmt.org.