A Groundbreaking Ceremony for the building of the new ABODE Home was held on Wednesday, November 13 at 9:30 AM at the ABODE property at 8619 Post Oak Lane in San Antonio.
Founder and President of the Board, Edwin Sasek said, “We are so grateful that so many caring people in the community are helping us to build a home in which to care for those in need at the end of life. We are especially pleased to announce a generous $75,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation dedicated to the building of the new ABODE Home."
What is ABODE?
ABODE is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization that will provide a warm, welcoming home for people who are receiving hospice care but, who do not have adequate care or resources to stay in their own home. Daily care for three guests who have entered the last few months of life will be provided at ABODE by staff trained volunteers, while the hospice agency visits and provides professional medical care. There will be no cost to the guest. ABODE plans to open its doors in 2014. There is no other home in the San Antonio area like ABODE.
We were pleased to announce a generous $75,000 challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation dedicated to the building of the new ABODE Home.
Gordon Hartman was the guest speaker at the event and made an announcement and presentation of a $15,000 grant from the Hartman Family Foundation.
Other recent generous grants are from the Mays Family Foundation, the Gregg and Erin Popovich Family Fund, HEB, The Myra Stafford Pryor Charitable Trust, and the Sisters of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate.
You, too, can donate to building ABODE. Every donation is important to the future of ABODE.
Following the interfaith traditions of ABODE, blessings were given by Bishop Gary Lillibridge of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, Waheeda Kara, representing the Muslim faith and Rev. Kohno, from the Buddhist Rissho Kosei-kai Church.
Music was provided by Rudi Harst of Celebration Circle and Chuck Gibbons of Windsong Flutes. Photographs by Chuck Gibbons.