LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — Hospice of Davidson County received $500,000 from the estate of Christine Young Harris.
Harris was married to the late Charles Harris, who, along with his brother William, helped lead Lexington Telephone Company, later named Lexcom, from 1945 until his death in 2003.
Lexcom was sold to Windstream Corporation in 2010.
Officials said the board of directors and staff at Hospice of Davidson County will use the funds to better serve area residents at the end of their lives.
Authorities said they plan to improve grief programs and introduce an annual educational workshop and lecture series.
“We are pleased to receive this gift, and we plan to use these funds to expand services for those experiencing a loss in our community,” said Cindy Hicks-Chisenhall, Clinical Services Officer at Hospice of Davidson County, in a prepared statement.