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Ed Keller and Eirlys Rawcliffe, a husband and wife team who volunteer numerous hours for Haven Hospice, are always looking for ways to serve.
The couple donated the fish tank that is located in the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center for patients and families to enjoy. They also donated the fish and fish food and maintain the tank.
Keller also maintains the bird feeders and other miscellaneous items around the care center, and he volunteers at Haven’s Attic trailer located at Scoggins Chevrolet. The Attic trailer is a drop-off site for donations to Haven's Attic Resale stores in Gainesville, Lake City and Orange Park. All funds raised from the Attic sales directly benefit Haven’s unfunded programs and services.
Rawcliffe is a pet therapy volunteer who brings her birds in to visit with patients. She also does pastoral counseling with patients in the care center and supports the volunteer department with computer projects, community events and speaking engagements. Rawcliffe recently assumed the role of volunteer liaison to help with booking speaking engagements and other projects. In addition, Rawcliffe hangs her artwork in the care center for everyone to enjoy. With each sale, a donation is made to Haven Hospice.
The couple make their home in Chiefland and have been volunteering with Haven since 2007 and 2008, respectively.
To volunteer with Haven Hospice in the Tri-County area, call Vondla Sullivan at 352-493-2333 or 800-677-5428.