10th Annual “Have a Heart” Campaign

ABOUT THE 10TH ANNUAL “HAVE A HEART” CAMPAIGN

West Virginia Caring, formerly Hospice Care Corporation is kicking off its 10th Annual “Have a Heart” fundraiser to increase awareness and raise money for patients who need Advanced Illness Care services. The theme of this year’s campaign is “Give Local.” The campaign will run through the entire the month of February with the support of local businesses, organizations and individuals here in North Central West Virginia.

The goal for this year’s campaign is $10,000, which benefits patient care for WV Caring, your local, community based 501(c) 3 non-profit Advanced Illness Care provider for more than 35 years. All proceeds raised will pay for local patients who do not have insurance or the ability to pay for end-of-life services. Last year, the campaign netted over $4,000 so there is a lot of opportunity for more participation and support.

The “Have a Heart” fundraiser is very important because it is supported by local businesses, individuals and organizations. And, even though this campaign looks like national in-store run by many organizations fighting various diseases; however, all the money that is raised stays right here in our local West Virginia communities. One dollar or more donated by many can make a big difference in our loved ones and neighbor’s lives who need end-of-life care.

“It’s important to “shop local” so we need to “give local” too. “By supporting locally-based businesses, we are strengthening our local economic base and investing in the lives of those we know, said Cynthia Woodyard, Vice President of Public Affairs for WV Caring. “It’s the right thing to do.”

Local businesses, organizations and individuals are encouraged to participate. Here’s how it works: You can support WV Caring’s mission through a sponsorship or allow your customers to donate $1 or more and proudly honor their loved one on a heart displayed in your business. All contributions are tax deductible. WV Caring provides you with all the materials free of charge to participate.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE?

For more information or to participate please contact Kim Riley at (304) 864-0884 or email Kim Riley at kriley@wvcaring.org.

ABOUT WV CARING

West Virginia Caring, a local 501 (c) (3), non-profit organization, is dedicated to serving those with advanced Illnesses and their families individuals transitioning through life-limiting illness while providing outreach, education and expertise in grief support to the entire community. West Virginia Caring serves 12 counties in West Virginia since 1983. It is owned by the communities it serves in North Central West Virginia. In fact, WV Caring is one of a few not for profit, local providers serving this area. For more information on what we do, please visit our web site at wvcaring.org or call us at 1-866-656-9790.