Coastal Hospice begins ‘Spread Your Wings’ drive to support charity care

With every donation, Coastal Hospice will print the name of the honored loved one on a red angel ornament and hang it on one of their “angel trees” on display throughout the Lower Shore.

With every donation, Coastal Hospice will print the name of the honored loved one on a red angel ornament and hang it on one of their “angel trees” on display throughout the Lower Shore.

SALISBURY — Coastal Hospice is urging their Lower Shore neighbors to be angels this year and include Coastal Hospice in their holiday giving. “Spread Your Wings” is the theme of this year’s campaign.

 

The 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 1,000 patients and families on the Lower Eastern Shore and provided more than $515,000 in charity care.

 

The effect of donations is immediate for patients. 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 may be made in honor or memory of a loved one, whose named is printed on a red angel ornament that is hung on one of Coastal Hospice’s “angel trees” on display in various locations — including libraries — throughout the four Lower Shore counties.

 

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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