Pictured above is a copy of the Hospice Support Fund letter local community members have received in Lexington and Rockbridge County. We want our neighbors to be aware that any mailing from Rockbridge Area Hospice will have our official Logo. Below is a letter that was published in this weeks New Gazette.
Recently, hospice organizations nationwide were cautioned to be aware of mailed solicitations asking for money to support hospice care locally. Rockbridge Area Hospice (RAH) would like to take this opportunity to once again caution community residents to be wary of solicitations for hospice care supported by the Hospice Support Fund.
According to the legal disclosure buried discreetly on the website, less than 6% of the contributions to the Hospice Support Fund are used on program services, and none of it to services in our community. RAH does not share its list of patients or donors with any entity, is not affiliated in any capacity nor receives any donations from the Hospice Support Fund. We would like to advise the community that if someone is solicited by phone or mail to help “the local hospice,” they should be cautious and not commit to funds for a group such as the Hospice Support Fund nor give any information about their bank account or credit card information.
Rockbridge Area Hospice is an independent, local nonprofit organization licensed by the State of Virginia and certified by Medicare. As RAH has entered its own 2017 annual campaign, a reminder to our donors: ALL communication to friends, donors and supporters of Rockbridge Area Hospice will appear on official letterhead and is delivered with the Rockbridge Area Hospice logo on the envelope.
Donations made to RAH go directly to helping us meet our mission of treating, comforting and providing supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families to enable them to live life fully, regardless of ability to pay. Proudly serving Buena Vista, Lexington, Rockbridge County and surrounding communities for over 33 years.
Public Relations and Development Director
Rockbridge Area Hospice