Unity Recipient of $2,000 Donation from Old Bolts Car Club
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. – The Old Bolts Car Club of Sturgeon Bay presented Unity, the area’s leading nonprofit provider of hospice, palliative and bereavement care, with a check for $2,000 to benefit Unity’s end-of-life programs.
As a 501(c)3, Unity relies on the financial contributions of community members and organizations like Old Bolts Car Club to help cover the end-of-life care costs for under-and uninsured patients, as well as unfunded services including medication delivery and grief support programs. In 2014 alone, Unity provided $1.2 million in community care to 795 patients, 21 residing in Door County. In addition, over 7,000 children and adults benefited from unfunded grief support services valued at $275,000.
The Old Bolts, a 50 member club of street rodder enthusiasts organizes and runs the Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival Car Show. The club has raised thousands of dollars for charity. Michael Gilson, an Old Bolts Car Club member, presented the check to Unity staff members. “We really are just a group of people who have an interest in old cars and put on a car show to help the Harvest Festival. The proceeds we make from the car show are an added bonus since they allow us to do something good for our community”, said Gilson.
Unity is a nonprofit provider of hospice care, palliative care and grief support throughout 13 counties in Northeast Wisconsin with community offices in De Pere, Sturgeon Bay, Marinette
Pictured (L-R) Unity Chaplain Bob, Unity Social Worker Pat, Unity Nurse Michelle and Old Bolts Car Club member Mike Gilson.
and Shawano. A continuation of Bellin Hospice, founded in 1977, Unity was the first hospice in Wisconsin and the third in the nation. Patients and loved ones are served by more than 240 paid employees and nearly 300 volunteers who live the mission to bring the best end-of-life experience by delivering unwavering strength, compassion and support. Unity is a caring, nonprofit partnership of Bellin Health, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and HSHS St. Vincent Hospital.