Lufkin nonprofit needs volunteers for extreme office makeover

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:12pm

After decades in the same building, local builders are about to give Hospice in the Pines a much-needed makeover. The group is an nonprofit organization that provides end-of-life care for many East Texans. The Extreme Makeover that will empower Hospice in the Pines to help people like 13-year-old Kali Leone.

"They give so much and it's like we can't give back to them ourselves, so when someone else comes in and takes care of that for them, it makes us feel good," said Gayle Ladner, Leone's Grandmother. Ladner's granddaughter has a brain tumor.

"Texas Children's did all they could do and then they said you need to call hospice and that was very hard for me, that was such a hard decision, but we did it, we're glad we did it,"said Ladner. For six months, hospice has been there for Kali, now the Deep East Texas Association of Builders is stepping in to help hospice. "The houses that they're in, they're quite literally falling apart," said Mike Hineman with DETAB and Dream Homes.

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