Lights for Love Memorial Drive
Hospice of Washington County (HWC) is holding the Third Annual Doey’s House Lights For Love event with a memorial drive on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Individuals can honor and remember loved ones through luminaries placed around Doey’s House and participate in a memorial drive in their loved ones’ honor. The funds raised through this event will support Hospice of Washington County’s Benevolence Program.
Each luminary can be purchased for a donation of $10 and will include being a part of the memory drive. Please mail in your donation. Participants will receive car signs in which they can write their loved ones’ names from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at our staging area. The map of the route will be given out when you purchase your luminary.
“Due to COVID-19, we had to change the event this year, but we did not change the meaning,” stated Melissa Fountain, Co-Chair of the Annual Gifts Committee. “We are very honored that we will be able to continue this tradition in a unique way that meets CDC guidelines and keeps participants safe.”
“The Benevolence Fund provides basic emergency needs to our patients and families at a time when they need it the most,” stated Associate Vice President of Mission Advancement Karen Giffin. “When our staff visits our new patients, they often find that the patients have insufficient food, inadequate heating or cooling needs, or gas to go to the doctor’s. The Benevolence Fund is a stopgap measure while our social workers work with the many community organizations to provide on-going support. This fund will insure that immediate support is given to our patients and their families.”
Individuals can also leave a legacy by having the name of a loved one permanently placed at Doey’s House, Washington County’s only hospice house. There are many opportunities including personalized stone pavers and other naming rights. Pavers require a $250 donation and there are a number of naming opportunities at a variety of levels at Doey’s House.
The event is sponsored by First Energy Foundation and Middletown Valley Bank. More information on these programs designed to honor and remember your loved ones can be obtained by calling 301-791-6360 or emailing HWC-DevelopmentTeam@ hospiceofwc.org.