“I encourage everyone to make Unity part of their personal ministry. Whether you have just a little bit of extra time to volunteer or can support Unity financially.”

I first became aware of the care Unity Hospice provides back in the ‘70s when I began serving as a Director for Blaney Funeral Home. The families who had been under Unity’s care would share such wonderful stories about their experiences. Over the years, I’ve gotten to know many of Unity’s staff personally and I’ve continued to recognize the impact the organization makes in our community. About ten years ago I joined Unity’s Community Development Council. Members of the council serve as Unity’s philanthropic ambassadors. I’ve enjoyed volunteering at many different fundraising and awareness events including the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon, Unity’s Golf Classic and Unity’s Tree Lighting Ceremony. They have all been great ways to give back and have fun at the same time. I encourage everyone to make Unity part of their personal ministry. Whether you have just a little bit of extra time to volunteer or can support Unity financially…. you’re making a lasting impact on families going through an end-of-life journey. The older I get, the more I appreciate the things that make me smile. When I think of the amazing people of Unity, I smile.

—Mike Blaney, Retired Funeral Director