By Sonny Long, Victoria Advocate

The capital campaign to raise $6.55 million to build an inpatient hospice facility in Victoria is officially underway.

Last week, a Hospice of South Texas campaign kickoff event revealed $3,369,471 in confirmed pledges for phase one of the project.

“We currently are at 65 percent of our phase one goal of $5,250,000 for the inpatient center,” said Hilary Lucas, hospice advancement director. “We will continue meeting with those interested in our pro ject, individuals, companies and foundations.”

The goal is to break ground in 2014.

“We are truly grateful to all who have helped us reach this point. We are halfway there but have much more work to do,” she said.

Learn more about the campaign.