Description of the Project:
In 2015, we purchased what is now our office in Williamsburg. A beautiful residence in a prime location in the center
of our catchment area that has been converted to office space as well as a space for our Day Program and support
groups. In 2015, we were nominated and were the beneficiary of the funds collected by this group, the 100 Women
Who Care, South Dundas. This allowed us to upgrade the furnace, install an A/C unit and replace the water softener.
And for that, we are forever grateful!
We are hoping for the support of this group again. Last year we had a leak that was limited to a storage closet in the
upstairs bathroom. When the drywall was removed in order to repair the damage, it was discovered by the contractor
that the roof boards under the metal roof were in poor condition. This is something that wasn’t known to us at the
time the house was purchased as the damage was not visible on the outside to the inspector. The area of immediate
concern was repaired but we were advised that it is in our best interest to address the entire roof on the original/main
part of the house. The metal sheets will have to be removed from the roof, the boards underneath replaced, the metal
sheets reattached, everything resealed, proper venting installed, etc. The project is a priority for us as we want to
prevent further damage from occurring.
Project Costs – How Will the Money Be Spent:
We are asking for $10,000 toward this cost. The projected cost of the roof repairs is $9861.00 + 384.58 (approx. the
portion of HST that is not recoverable). For a total of $10,245.58.
Completion Date or Milestones for the Project:
The repair can be completed as soon as possible dependent upon the weather and contractor availability.
How will completion of this project benefit the residents of South Dundas?
The completion of the project will allow Dundas County Hospice to keep our #1 asset in good working order. It will
allow us to keep offering up our facility for things like the Palliative Day Program and our Caregiver Coffee Group and
Grief and Bereavement Support Group. Clients and families come to our office for our various programs, to receive
support and help navigating the health care system. Our staff uses the office space to coordinate the many services
that are delivered in clients’ homes as well as to coordinate our Equipment Loan Program.
What do you know about this organization that you wish everyone knew?
Dundas County Hospice is a community hospice that provides services to residents of North and South Dundas who
are facing life-threatening illness. We are a non-profit, charitable, community support service organization. We
receive about 55% of our funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Champlain Local
Health Integration Network. The balance of our budget must be raised through our newsletter campaign, general
donations, memoriam donations, grants, fundraising events and planned or legacy giving. We would not be able to
offer the programs and services we do without the generous support of our communities.
Dundas County Hospice began training volunteers to provide support services in this area in 1992. Since then our
organization has grown tremendously and continues to grow. The complement of services we currently offer
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