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BB&T - Oswald Trippe and Company helps with renovation of Kids’ Room at Hope Hospice House

August 11, 2017
Special to The Breeze ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Thanks to help from BB&TOswald Trippe and Company, visitors to the Kids' Room at Hope Hospice House in Fort Myers will be greeted by new toys and DVDs, a TV, artwork and fresh furnishings in a completely updated space that serves as a cheerful respite for children with family members in Hope's care.

After selecting Hope Hospice as the recipient of its Safeco Lighthouse Project grant, BB&T team members worked together with Hope to coordinate renovations throughout the summer.

"We had a great time remodeling the Kids' Playroom. We helped to create a warm and inviting place for children and parents to unwind while visiting their loved ones," said Stacey Mercado, marketing and sales development specialist at BB&TOswald Trippe and Company.

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BB&T representatives, from left, Peaches Gendron, Melissa Wisniewski, Stacey Mercado, Eric Riemenschnei-der and Shernette Atkinson, with Samira K. Beckwith, right, the CEO and president of Hope Hospice

Updates to walls, flooring, furniture and decor completed the new playroom.

"We are so grateful to BB&T for volunteering their time and making the Kids' Room renovation a reality," said Samira K. Beckwith, president and CEO of Hope Healthcare. "Caring community partners like BB&T help us make a difference to the families we serve."

Hope Healthcare is a nonprofit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life's journey.

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