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Coastal Hospice Launches “Be an Angel” Campaign

Coastal Hospice Launches “Be an Angel” Campaign Starting Nov. 16, Featuring Its Classic Angel Ornament

Funds raised will help close the financial gap, providing charitable care and other services regardless of the ability to pay

BERLIN, MD – November 12, 2020 – For many families, it’s an annual tradition. Each holiday season, Coastal Hospice encourages its Lower Shore neighbors to be “angels” by including the organization in their year-end giving. Many residents look for the “Be an Angel” mailing with the inspiring Christmas tree ornament so they can honor or remember those they love.

This year’s theme is An Angel in your heart, they say, will give you guidance every day. The campaign launches on November 16 and will run through December 31, 2020. During this time, the angel ornaments will be hung on Coastal Hospice Christmas trees displayed across the region.

“Cancelled fundraisers and higher-than-usual census numbers have made this appeal even more critical,” said Tammy Patrick, Director of Advancement for Coastal Hospice. “While the medical care we provide is covered by Medicare and insurance, there are gaps, especially for low-income and indigent patients. These donations deliver crucial financial support.”

This year, in addition to donating by mail, contributions can be made on the Coastal Hospice website (www.coastalhospice.org/angel) or by using their new texting program (text “ANGEL” to 345-345). For donations made in these ways, donors should include the name of their “angel” so that Coastal Hospice can write it on the ornament. They should also note who Coastal Hospice should notify of the donation, including name and address. The amount of your donation will not be disclosed.

Angel Appeal helps support vital Coastal Hospice programs, such as offsetting room and board costs at Macky & Pam Stansell House and Coastal Hospice at the Lake, and sustaining the organization’s year-long Bereavement Program which is free to those who are grieving.

Beginning right after Thanksgiving through the end of the year, WMDT Morning News, a media partner in the campaign for several years, will read the names written on some of the angel ornaments on their newscasts, a segment many honorees, donors, family and friends look forward to.

This year’s Angel Tree locations include:

  • WMDT Morning News
  • Atlantic Hotel – Berlin
  • Coastal Hospice Thrift Shop – Berlin
  • Crisfield Elks Lodge #1044
  • Crisfield American Legion Post #16
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Hurlock Town Hall
  • Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.coastalhospice.org/angel or call 410-742-8732.

More About Coastal Hospice

Coastal Hospice is a non-profit health care organization dedicated to caring for individuals who are facing life-limiting illnesses but do not want to be defined by them. Hospice care is a free Medicare and insurance benefit that is delivered in patients’ homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake (Salisbury, MD) and at the residential hospice, Stansell House (Ocean Pines, MD). Palliative care, family education, pediatric hospice care, bereavement care and other services are available as well.

Coastal Hospice celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2020. The organization serves Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties. Learn more about Coastal Hospice at www.coastalhospice.org  or by calling 410-742-8732. Follow Coastal Hospice on Facebook and Instagram.

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