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Valley Hospice Employees Donate to Local Charities

Photo Provided – Youth Services System representative Terra Crews, at left, accepts a $500 donation from Valley Hospice Community liaison Chris Orris.

Photo Provided – Shown from left are Salvation Army Captains Mark and Jennifer VanMeter accepting a $500 check from Valley Hospice receptionist Dawn Greaves.

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many charities wondering how they will make ends meet. Valley Hospice is proud to announce that they recently presented 10- local charitable organizations with donations as a part of its Together We Can initiative. The donations totaled $5,000 and were a result of their employee jeans day contributions.

“Valley Hospice employees are committed to giving back to the communities we serve and live in,” said CEO Cynthia Bougher. “As a non-profit organization, we know first-hand the impact that COVID-19 has had and want to do our part to help.”

Valley Hospice employees are permitted to wear jeans one day per week but must pay $1 each time they do so. That money is then put in a “Jeans Day Fund” and earmarked for community support.

“Our employees are incredibly generous and community-minded,” said Bougher. “Earlier this year, employees were given the opportunity to nominate charities to receive donations and ten were selected.”

Charities that received funding include: United Way of Weirton, Weirton; United Way of Jefferson County, Steubenville; United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, Wheeling; Community Bread Basket, Weirton; Salvation Army, Wheeling; Youth Services System, Wheeling; Harrison County Cancer Crusaders, Cadiz; Community Resource Center, East Liverpool; Feeding Body and Soul Community Kitchen, Moundsville; and the Special Wish Foundation, St. Clairsville.

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