On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, United Hospice’s executive team members donated their time as part of the Goshen Rotary to support their cleanup efforts for Braeside Camp.
The Goshen Rotary scheduled two cleanup days to help Braeside Camp prepare to receive kids for camp this summer. However, due in part to the efforts of the crew from United Hospice, all the work was accomplished in just one day! United Hospice’s CEO Cara Pace, COO Adam Huron, and Director of Business Development Jazmine Leon rolled up their sleeves and volunteered alongside fellow Rotarians to help get the camp in tip-top shape for the summer!
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers that see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and ourselves. The Rotary Club of Goshen, NY, was founded in 1928 and is guided by the principle of Service Above Self. They meet bi-weekly, and United Hospice is excited to join this well-established local community organization. To find out more, you can visit their website www.goshennyrotary.org.
“It’s great to be able to spend time in service with fellow Rotarians taking action to create a positive camp experience for the youth within our community.” shared Cara Pace, Chief Executive Officer of United Hospice. “I know myself and the rest of the crew from United Hospice are looking forward to returning to work in a few weeks to help paint and put the finishing touches on our camp cleanup efforts.”
Braeside Camp was established in 1899 and has gone through many changes over the years. It was created by a couple looking to provide a camp experience for children with terminal illnesses, so its first campers were kids diagnosed with polio, tuberculosis, measles and mumps. In the mid-1900s, the camp fed the malnourished. In 1960, two young teachers, Dick and Nancy Warner, took over as camp directors and ran the camp until 2001. Today, the tradition of Braeside continues, offering an authentic sleep-away camp experience to the children of Orange County. They provide a positive environment for kids to meet new friends and learn the value of diversity and respect for each other and the world around them while working cooperatively with others.