Timken Foundation awards $15,000 grant to Hospice

Published 9:36 am Friday, November 16, 2012

Pictured on each side of Jean Eckert are Stephanie Merry, Sr. HR and Training Analyst at Timken, and Jim Liggett. (photo submitted)

Jean Eckert, CEO of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, proudly accepted a $15,000 grant from Timken Foundation recently, after receiving an endorsement from Jim Liggett, plant manager at Timken, Tryon Peak. These funds, added to the $10,000 received from the Polk County Community Foundation Unrestricted Funds, will pay for the installation of a new phone system at the North Carolina Homecare office.

“The new phone system in North Carolina,” explains Eckert, “will allow our N.C. staff to better coordinate with our S.C. and Hospice House staff, and for the entire community to be better served by a fully-integrated telephone system.”

“Our entire communication network will be interfaced and streamlined, which will put us in a position to better serve families in both states.”

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– article submitted by Marsha VanHecke