On Thursday, September 22, Community Hospice was host to an inaugural Donor Recognition Reception at the Hospice House in New Philadelphia, honoring major donors, as well as planned giving and endowment donors. As part of this event, Community Hospice shared the story of Velma Truman, a long time hospice volunteer who gave not only her time as a volunteer, but in her will, designated a major gift of 1.5 million dollars to benefit the organization. It is in honor of her overwhelming generosity that the inpatient facility will be renamed the Community Hospice Truman House. This new name and future signage was unveiled to the more than 50 guests at the event. Norm Mast, CEO of Community Hospice shared, “Community Hospice is humbled and honored to have received this gift from Velma Truman. We are so grateful for the continued support that the community has shown us through the gift of time and donations over the past 30 years.”
It is due to the tremendous support from donors that has enabled Community Hospice to expand services beyond Tuscarawas County, to include Stark, Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes, and Harrison counties. To date, with your support, we have had the privilege of serving over 14,000 patients and families in our local hospice, palliative and bereavement care programs. Mast also shared “It’s because of our community that we are able to provide quality end-of-life care that provides dignity and comfort during a very sacred time in a person’s life.” Thank you for the many blessings of support and making a difference ~ one life at a time.