A Capital Campaign is Launched – A Beautiful New VCC is Created
Early in 1996, State inspectors informed the new non-profit that the condition of the facility (the old farmhouse building) was no longer viable as a home for elders. Thus began the capital campaign to build a new building and once again our island community met the challenge. The Labor of Love Capital Campaign raised two million dollars, and, with the assistance of Providence Health and Services, the fledgling non-profit secured a loan to build Vashon Community Care. The new VCC building opened in August 2002 with 30 skilled nursing beds in Beardsley Terrace and 39 apartments in Aspiri Gardens Assisted Living. Thanks to the Christmas Miracle of 1995, Vashon Community Care opened its doors offering so much more than the old nursing home it replaced.
And the rest… is history.