Great River Friends' Love Trees Remember, Honor Loved Ones

Donors receive lighted keepsake ornaments

West Burlington, Iowa, Nov. 13, 2018 – 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. With donations of $25 or more, ornaments accompanied by their names will be placed on donors’ choices of three trees.

Love Trees will be in Great River Medical Center’s lobby, Great River Hospice House, Great River Klein Center.

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. It includes high school seniors, current college students and Southeastern Community College students.

A Love Tree Celebration Ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Mercy Plaza lobby. Donors will be invited to celebrate their loved ones through prayer, reading of the names, presentation of 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.