Local quilter donates masks to hospice facility

By: St. Augustine Record

St. Augustine resident and quilter Audrey Jernigan recently donated 30 handmade face masks to the employees of Community Hospice & Palliative Care.

“I’m a quilter. I love to sew, and I love my country. What a blessing that I can help and do what I love,” said Jernigan. “We are all in this together.”

Marie Rieck, a community relations representative, picked up the masks at Jernigan’s home.

“Her masks have a patriotic theme, and she was so excited to share her talent,” said Rieck “Audrey is connecting us with other local people that sew in St. Augustine to make masks for our teams.”

During its 40-year history, Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served nearly 200,000 adults and children in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and St. Johns counties, and recently expanded its service area to include 11 counties in north-central Florida.

Through the support of more than 900 employees and 1,000 volunteers, the organization helps approximately 1,600 patients per day to live better with advanced illness — at home, in long-term care and assisted living facilities, in hospitals and at its eight inpatient care centers.

The organization is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families and to be the compassionate guide for end-of-life care in our communities. No one is ever denied care due to an inability to pay. To learn more, visit CommunityHospice.com.