The Community Health Foundation, partnering with Elim Care and Bauer Design Build has taken on the foundation’s largest project to date in building a residential hospice house in Wright County.

Hospice Rendering

A Letter from Mike Bauer

We at Bauer Design Build have been blessed as the selected general contractor by the Community Health Foundation to build a very much needed hospice house in Buffalo, MN. This facility will be the first of its kind in Wright County and will be constructed & funded from mostly donations. Elim Care will be the administrator of the facility and have done a fantastic job in supporting the Community Health Foundation to date, and continue to need your support in raising additional funds.

I have a personal passion for seeing this facility come to fruition. I lost my first wife, Chris, to a battle with cancer and the bad side effects from the treatments she received. We were married 1 1/2 years and she was in and out of the hospital the entire time. Her last couple months were less than desirable. Chris had the crying desire to go home for her last days…but the doctors wouldn’t release her. Instead, her parents, brother and I took turns sleeping nights in her hospital room next to her on a cot. Then one morning at about 5:20 AM, a nurse woke me with a tap on the shoulder letting me know Chris had passed away.

If we had a hospice house as an option, her last days could have been much more comfortable. I truly hope others can have a comfortable setting/home for their last days…not a hospital.

If you have donated already, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This is a great cause and 100% of the funds go to the Hospice House (yes, even the admin fees are being paid for by Elim Care, not donated funds). We are challenging you and your friends/family/co-workers to help us get this project started. We not only are looking for monetary donations, but are also soliciting subcontractors/vendors who want to play a part in the project and are willing to provide in-kind donations for material and labor. If your firm is willing to participate in this manner please let us know. If you know of another firm who may be interested, we would be greatly appreciative of you forwarding this website to them.

Thank you from all of us at Bauer Design Build!

Mike Bauer

Your Help is Needed

We are closer than ever to the groundbreaking for our hospice house in Wright County! We need only $100,000. If you have supported this project, please challenge your family and friends to match your gift and bring this service to all our family and friends close to home.

All gifts of $1,000 or more provide you with a permanent recognition in our memorial brick patio at the hospice house. There are only 6 major naming opportunities left.

Please give all you can to support this worthwhile cause. Contact Laura Jones at (763)684-1477 or send your contribution to CHF, PO Box 482, Buffalo, MN.

About CHF

The Community Health Foundation (CHF) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that exists to improve health and quality of life for people in Wright County.
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