Coastal Hospice kicks off ‘Be An Angel’ campaign

Coastal Hospice is urging their Lower Shore neighbors to be angels this year and include Coastal Hospice in their holiday giving. “Be An Angel” is the theme of this year’s campaign.

The annual drive provides the money the hospice needs to offer care to patients who have no ability to pay. Last year, Coastal Hospice cared for nearly 1,100 patients and families on the Lower Eastern Shore and provided more than $650,000 in charity care.

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 $40 donation pays for one day of medication for an inpatient at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. A $100 donation provides one month of oxygen for a patient at home. A donation of $1,000 pays for an entire week of hospice care at a patient’s home.

Donations can be made on-line 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.

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