ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -

Good Samaritan Hospice has put up Love Light Trees in Tanglewood and New River Valley Malls.

Love Light Trees represent remembrances of departed loved ones.

The program supports end-of-life care in the Roanoke and New River valleys.

Each branch on the trees holds the names of individuals who are being remembered or honored.

By participating in the Love Light Tree program people can not only light up the holidays for someone they love, but also help Good Samaritan Hospice light up the holidays for a terminally ill person in our community.

It’s an opportunity for anyone to help those who need hospice care, while remembering and recognizing special people in your own lives.

For a donation of $10, a “love light” in honor or memory of someone will be placed on either the NRV or Roanoke tree. That person’s name remains on the tree throughout the holiday season, representing the light that person has brought into the world.

For a donation of $25, individuals receive a hand-made porcelain ornament to keep or to have sent to someone as a gift, a reminder that their loved one is being thought of during the holidays.

All donations are tax-deductible and allow Good Samaritan Hospice to continue to provide hospice care and grief support programs throughout Roanoke, New River Valleys, and Smith Mountain Lake.

For more information on Love Light Tree, click here.