by Christine Kim
Saturday, January 16, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Anchorage residents are giving back to an organization that helped them through one of their toughest times. After 10 years at its old location, the Hospice of Anchorage didn't have a place to go until volunteers stepped in.
Workers filled a room at the hospice's new location on Northern Lights Boulevard Saturday, trying to help out in some way or another. The walls inside this building are just about done being painted.
The paint, the carpet that will cover these floors, and the hard labor that comes with it are all donated by people wanting to give back -- each of whom has a story to tell.
"I've been involved in Hospice since about 2006 through my wife who was a diagnosed terminal cancer patient," said volunteer Chuck Croley, who lost his wife in 2007. "She'd been messing with cancer, fighting cancer since 1990."