The Elizabeth Hospice Receives Charitable Gift from Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DAV donation supports Children’s Services and Veterans Outreach
The Elizabeth Hospice received a $15,000 gift from Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to sponsor military children at Camp Erin San Diego, a free weekend summer camp for children and teens who are grieving the death of someone close to them. This camp experience is free of charge and combines traditional, high-energy camp activities with grief support and education.
The gift will also support The Elizabeth Hospice We Honor Veterans community program to recognize and thank veterans for their service to our country hosted by senior living facilities throughout San Diego and S. Riverside communities. Since November 2012, more than 1,200 aging or seriously ill veterans have been honored through pinning ceremonies. Staff and volunteers that have served in the armed forces, as well as, active duty servicemen and women make these ceremonies memorable for WWII, Korea and Vietnam veterans.
“The Elizabeth Hospice is deeply touched by the support of the DAV in our organization’s mission, said Jan Jones, president and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice.” “The DAV’s generous gift epitomizes the season of giving, benefiting adults and children impacted by illness, grief and loss.
As a not-for-profit organization, The Elizabeth Hospice relies on charitable contributions to allow access to compassionate hospice and palliative care to all those in need, regardless of one’s ability to pay. Tax-deductible donations are welcome at any time online at www.elizabethhospice.org or by calling The Elizabeth Hospice toll-free at 1-800-797-2050.
About The Elizabeth Hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice ( http://elizabethhospice.org ) is the region’s oldest and largest non-profit hospice program and has a 36-year tradition as the premier provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families. Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has provided services to more than 85,000 patients and families in San Diego County, regardless of their ability to pay. The Elizabeth Hospice has been recognized by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) as a Level Four Partner-the highest designation- in the We Honor Veterans program. To learn more, call (800) 797-2050 or visit the company website at www.elizabethhospice.org , and join their online communities on Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest and its Caregivers’ Blog .
For the last 92 years the DAV has been dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. Guy Anastasia USN (ret.), DAV National Service Officer and Commander of Chapter 70, is a current member of The Elizabeth Hospice Board of Directors. Mr. Anastasia received the 10News Leadership Award in January 2014.
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