Great River Friends Love Trees remember, honor loved ones

The holiday season is a time of remembrance, and Great River Friends offers an opportunity to help. Loved ones are remembered and honored each year through its Love Tree program. Their names will be placed on donors’ choice of three trees at Great River Health. With donations of $25 or more per person, name cards will be accompanied by ornaments.

Love Trees are in:

  • Great River Hospice
  • Great River Klein Center
  • Great River Medical Center lobby

All Love Tree proceeds benefit Great River Friends’ Scholarship Program. Each year, up to $10,000 is awarded to area residents pursuing health care careers, which include high school seniors, current college students and Southeastern Community College students.

A Love Tree Celebration Ceremony is scheduled at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in the Mercy Plaza lobby. Donors will be invited to celebrate their loved ones through prayer, a special reading of the names, presentation of name cards and ornaments, and refreshments.

Great River Friends is a community of donors and volunteers that supports Great River Health with the gifts of time, talent and treasure. For more information about the Love Tree program, please call Great River Health Systems Volunteer Services at (319) 768-3340.