Lakewood-Busti PBA Donates To Hospice House Construction Fund

Left to right: Jarrett Reed, Detective; Nino Calimeri, PBA President; and Shauna Anderson, CHPC President & CEO. Submitted image.

LAKEWOOD – A group of local law enforcement officers are giving back to the community.

The Lakewood-Busti Police Benevolent Association has donated $2,500 to help fund a hospice house in Chautauqua County.

This donation was made possible through donations made to the PBA and a recent raffle ticket contest.

“We are happy we could donate to such a great cause like hospice,” said Antonino Calimeri, PBA President. “The Lakewood-Busti PBA did a great job in our ticket sales which made this donation possible. To all those who bought raffle tickets you are as much to thank for this donation as we are. We look forward to continuing to support hospice in the future, along with others in our community.”

The hospice residence, located on Fairmount Avenue in Lakewood, is expected to provide over 200 people who lack a caregiver, have complex medical conditions or can’t remain at home find a suitable resting place in their final days.

The Our House Campaign has raised $2.3 million so far. Due to pandemic-related cost increases associated with the construction, the campaign is now extended through the summer.

The house is currently under construction and is expected to be complete this year.

The residence will be named ‘The Star Hospice House’ in honor of the generosity of Stanley and Elizabeth Star, long-time residents of Chautauqua County.


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