Photography by Dale Snaps Photos for Doey’s House

Mary Pat Kelley, owner of Photography by Dale, LLC, presented a check for $1,086 to Hospice of Washington County for Doey’s House. The funds were raised through a campaign entitled “Portraits for Doey’s House”. Participants received a portrait session and a print in exchange for a $35 donation to Doey’s House.

Hospice of Washington County, Inc. (HWC) has provided end-of-life care to the residents of Washington County, Maryland, for thirty-six years. As the only licensed hospice provider in the county, HWC has grown its team and services to meet the needs of the entire community.

Offering high quality end-of-life care, HWC assists patients wherever they live. However, sometimes the option of staying in their home is not viable when pain and symptoms need to be managed at a more intense level of care for a period of time; a hospice house is the perfect option. At present, those needing or wanting a hospice house setting for this pain and symptom management have only one option – to leave the county.  With this in mind, the Board of Directors of HWC fully committed to building a 12-bed inpatient hospice house that will provide general inpatient and respite services for hospice patients right here in Washington County.

This commitment, coupled with the initial vision and dedication of local businessman Neal Glessner, led to the development of a hospice house known as Doey’s House. Neal personally realized the need for a hospice house in Washington County after experiencing the passing of his mother, Doris (“Doey”). Neal and his wife Mary chair a group of leaders in the community to fundraise for this important project through a capital and endowment campaign. The date for the ground breaking for Doey’s House will be announced soon.

“If you ever used the services of Hospice, you know what a wonderful and compassionate organization they are,” stated Mary Pat Kelley. “Washington County has needed a hospice house for some time, and we are proud to donate the proceeds of our fundraiser to help build Doey’s House.” Photography by Dale which opened in 1979 is a full service studio and location photography including business, family portraits, high school seniors, pets, events and weddings. More information can be found at www.photographybydale.com.

Individuals and businesses have many options to become part of the campaign for Doey’s House, from sponsoring a personalized paver to underwriting one of the many important areas. Please call Karen Giffin at 301-791-6360 or email kmgiffin@hospiceofwc.org to become part of this vital project to bring a hospice house to our community.

Hospice of Washington County’s Senior Director of Development, Community and PR Karen Giffin accepts a check from Mary Pat Kelley, owner of Photography by Dale, LLC, for $1,086 for Doey’s House campaign. Doey’s House will be the first hospice house for Washington County.

Hospice of Washington County’s Senior Director of Development, Community and PR Karen Giffin accepts a check from Mary Pat Kelley, owner of Photography by Dale, LLC, for $1,086 for Doey’s House campaign. Doey’s House will be the first hospice house for Washington County.