Terri Bullock said her husband Dale will be her co-pilot as she leads the Wood River Women’s foundation. “He’s got the common sense while I’ve got the vision.”
Thursday, August 8, 2019
STORY AND PHOTOS BY KAREN BOSSICK
Lisa Wild had a challenge for those in the audience.
“If you think that you or somebody you love might die, please raise your hands.”
With that, a sell-out crowd of 250 at the Wood River Women’s Foundation 14th annual luncheon raised their hands in the air as chuckles ran through the audience. And Wild knew she had their attention as she told how a $35,000 donation the women had made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley would make the facility safer and more usable for themselves, friends and families should they ever need it.
Wild hospice was one of 11 Wood River Valley nonprofits who were awarded $268,000 worth of foundation grants at the WRWF’s annual meeting held Wednesday at the Trail Creek Pavilion at Sun Valley Resort. The foundation has funded more than 137 grants totaling more than $2.594 million since 2006.
The money the hospice was awarded will allow it to complete repairs and improvements to the tiny West Ketchum house built in the early 1900s. The home is used for staff to meet with families, for support groups, volunteer training and more.
Hospice staff and volunteers assisted with 11 unexpected deaths this past year, and they helped 46 valley residents die, said Wild, the organization’s executive director.