Thursday afternoon, September 17th marked another huge milestone in the history of Southwest Christian Care as a new facility, named Byron & Jim’s Place was officially dedicated. The building will house the ministry’s DayBreak program for seniors and Hope Suites which will serve families whose loved ones are residents of the hospice ministry. If the families of hospice patients live far away, or if their loved one’s death is deemed imminent, the suites will afford them places to stay close by and at no charge.
The late Truett S. Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A, served as honorary chairman of Southwest Christian Care’s “Founders’ Legacy” Campaign, which honored the memory of ministry founders Byron F. Harper, Jr. and James W. Dyer, Jr. by raising the $1.4 million to build Byron & Jim’s Place debt-free.
Byron & Jim’s Place will also include a new gift shop named Mary Ruth’s Corner, in memory of longtime volunteer Mary Ruth Kimsey. A special “Christmas Shop” will be open November 9 through December 18, 2015. Christmas décor donations are needed! Donations are being received at the main campus: 7225 Lester Road, Union City, GA.
All Southwest Christian Care services - hospice, children’s respite and senior services - are provided at no cost to patients or their families. We depend solely on the free-will gifts from the community to operate. Churches are encouraged to “join hands” with the ministry by financially supporting the Southwest Christian Care ministries as part of their local mission outreach.