Florence Bank has pledged $7,500 to the Harmony House of Chicopee to help fund a renovation and expansion that will allow the nonprofit to improve services and care for more terminally ill individuals who live alone or lack a capable caregiver.
Harmony House is currently fundraising to cover the cost of the $600,000 home renovation. They recently broke ground on their permanent and much larger home in the Aldenville section of Chicopee on Dec. 5.
The mission at Harmony House is to provide compassionate care for terminally ill individuals facing the end of their lives alone in a comfortable, loving, home-like environment. It is dedicated to maintaining the honor and dignity of each resident during the final stages of life.
Staffed mainly by volunteers—from nurses to caregivers and companions—it provides 24-hour assistance with all aspects of care, including companionship, personal care, socialization, and meals. Harmony House is privately funded through the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations.