Coastal Hospice urges its Lower Shore neighbors to be angels this year and include Coastal Hospice in their holiday giving through the “Be an Angel” campaign.
The annual drive provides the support hospice needs to offer care to patients who have no resources for care or who have needs that extend beyond their insurance coverage. Last year, Coastal Hospice cared for more than 1,300 patients and families on the Lower Eastern Shore.
Donations may be made in tribute to a loved one, whose named is printed on an angel ornament and hung on one of the Coastal Hospice angel trees displayed throughout the Lower Shore. The angel trees are located in the Somerset County Libraries in Crisfield and Princess Anne; the Wicomico County Library in Salisbury; the Hurlock Train Station; the Worcester County Libraries in Ocean Pines, Snow Hill and Pocomoke City; the Dorchester County Library in Cambridge; and at WMDT News.
Gifts to the Angel campaign have immediate effect. For example, a $20 donation pays for one week of medical equipment for a patient. A $92 donation provides two weeks of medical supplies for a patient at Coastal Hospice at the Lake.
Donations can be made online at CoastalHospice.org, or for more information, call 410-742-8732.
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. The organization serves Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester and Somerset counties.