Local Foundation Funds Project on Life-Literacy Skills for Youth

Today, the Washington County Community Foundation (WCCF) joined East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) in granting a check for $100,000 to a local, collaborative grant recipient: S.O.S., which stands for Sowing Seeds of Success and Self-Sufficiency in Washington County for Neighborhood Nutrition and Food Literacy. The grant of $100,000 will be utilized during the next two years to enhance and improve the life-literacy skills of Washington County youth. The SOS collaborative partner…Keep Reading

Camp Courage Helps Kids Deal with Grief

For the kids who went to Camp Courage this year, there was no shortage of games, crafts and storytelling to fill the one-day, free camp aimed at helping kids who have recently suffered a loss. Mountain States Hospice has offered its Camp Courage—underwritten by Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services—every summer for the last six years. The camp is open to any child, from kindergarten through eighth grade, who is…Keep Reading

A Plant for All Seasons

A Plant for All Seasons

Last year, Preston McKee took a problem and made it an opportunity. When a pest began killing some of the shrubbery outside of the funeral home, Preston decided it was time for a new vision of the outside of Morris-Baker Funeral Home. “We had just completed a renovation to the inside of our building to make our space more healing and supportive,” said Preston, owner of Morris-Baker. “I wanted that…Keep Reading

Explaining The Death of a Loved One to Children

While it’s hard to explain to kids how babies come into the world, it might be harder to explain that people leave the world too — especially to a kid whose mom or dad or brother or sister has died. There are grief counseling centers all over the U.S. that cater specifically to children. Reporter Jonathan Goldstein visited one in Salt Lake City. Listen to the story