The Times 



December 9, 2021

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla Community Hospice (WWCH) has launched their annual end-of-year fundraisingcampaign, the Tree of Life. This event is an opportunity for individuals to pay tribute to a loved one while supporting the important work of Hospice. With each $10 donation, the name of an individual remembered is printed on a decorative paper ornament and hung on the Tree of Life, located in the lobby of the beautiful Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference. The campaign runs from November through December 30th. The tree will be viewable in the lobby with names being added until that time.

The theme and design for this event changes each year and this year the image of a snow globe was chosen for the paper ornaments and the beautiful etched glass ornaments. A snow globe symbolizes the capture of a perfect moment or scene, much like our memories of a lost loved one. The glass ornaments also display the year and are available for purchase for $25, yet quantities are limited.

All fundraising efforts help support the work Hospice especially in the areas of grief support, education and outreach. This important work is offered at no cost to their entire service region including Columbia, Walla Walla and NE Umatilla counties.

According to the Community Outreach Coordinator, “Fundraising has been difficult the past twenty months and as we continue to open back up, it will be more important than ever to offer support and education to our community. Proceeds from this fundraiser are a big part of our budget for this work.”

On Monday, December 13, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm there is a Name Reading ceremony, facilitated by the Hospice board and staff and entails brief messages of welcome and support and the reading of all the names of those to whom tributes have been made.

To learn more about the Tree of Life, to pay tribute to a loved one, to purchase this year’s commemorative glass ornament, you may visit their website or their Facebook (@wallawallahospice). You may also email or call 509-525-5561.


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