As most of my “regular followers” know I have been doing Comments for a Cause here on It’s Just Life for a few months. This month I decided to donate 50 cents for each legitimate comment to The Tree of Life Native American Relief group based out of Mission, SD. This is near and dear to my heart as I volunteered there one year. One of my bloggy buddies, Jake or Jamocha as I call him now, over at Poems and Ponderings, threw some folks my way by devoting the first week of August on his blog to posting Native American themed poetry. Check it out if you haven’t already! Awesome!
Without further ado….the results are in! During the month of August I received 221 comments on my blog and on posts on Facebook that are linked to my blog. That is a grand total of $110.50 for The Tree of Life which is pretty awesome! I am sure they will be able to put that to good use!
And now I reveal the new charity for September!!!!! Drum roll, please!!!!!!! I am choosing St. Rita’s Hospice in Lima, Ohio!!!! As you know we were blessed by their loving care of my dear father in law during the past 2 months leading up to his death on August 11th. I cannot think of a better place to put my donation this month so please comment freely and often!!! Posted below is a bit of info from their website. I have been blessed to be a volunteer with Hospice of North Iowa and while I am on a “leave of absence” as I am relocating to Ohio to help out my heart is still with them there. All of the individuals that I have been in contact with with any hospice have been top notch. I would recommend them if you have a loved one in need of hospice / end of life care.
Thank you all for your comments and support!
St. Rita’s Hospice Care is specifically designed for any person with a terminal illness who chooses to stop trying to cure the disease. Patients must be under the care of a licensed physician and usually have a prognosis of six months or less to live.
Hospice understands and helps patients and families live each precious day to the fullest. We provide medical care to manage the pain and discomfort caused by the illness. We act as a patient advocate, educating and guiding the patient and family through the dying and grief process.
St. Rita’s Hospice has a skilled team of specialists to meet the individual needs of each patient. Our team may include:
- Medical Social Workers
- Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists
- Home Health Aides
- Hospice Volunteers
- Chaplains (Our patient’s own spiritual beliefs are always honored. The Hospice Chaplain is available at your request.)
- Bereavement Support Services for Up to One Year After the Death Including Memorial Services, Telephone Calls or Visits
- Grief Counseling Available to the Community Who Experienced Non-Hospice Deaths
St. Rita’s Homecare makes the extra effort to exceed each customer’s expectations of service.
Who pays for St. Rita’s Homecare?
Services may be covered by Medicare or Medicaid. Payments may also be handled through commercial and private insurance plans. We will check your insurance plan and perform expert billing services at no additional cost to you.
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How wonderful that you are supporting the hospice that took care of your father-in-law…. I love it!
Thanks, Hilary!!! We had that listed as a donation site after the funeral so it seemed like I should carry it on a bit!!!
That’s a nice donation you were able to make, congratulations on getting so many comments! Hospice certainly is a great help to lots of people, a good choice for this month’s cause. I’ll certainly continue to comment frequently.
Welcome to OHIO!
Thank you, Karen!! You know it is all because of you and Gerard that I came upon this wonderful idea!!! So THANK YOU! And thanks for the welcome to Ohio—I am looking forward to seeing my family a little more, hopefully, in between the cleaning and sorting!!! Thanks again!
Way to go Beth Ann, nice job as usual. I don’t know of St. Rita’s specifically, but I know of hospice..It takes a special kind of person to do that work. Oh, btw, thanks for making me sound like an order at “Starbucks” “Yes, I will have a double large, Jamocha, extra latte, hold the sugar, it’s sweet enough as it is”!!! (The secret ingredient is “Meshugas”)…Hebrew for; madness, nonsense, irrational idiosyncrasy.
I am going to have to learn how to pronounce that word now…..it kind of describes me and my life, too!
Beth Ann you’re such an angel! For sure I won’t miss to be part of this good cause!! I look at their website and obviously you pick a great place to do this. I hope you receive a great respond and thank you for including us! 🙂
Thanks, Sendie-Lou! I have so many faithful bloggy friends who help me out!!! You being right up there at the top!!! Hugs!
My favorite place to contribute. I hope you get great results this month. (I tweeted your post.)
Thank you for the tweet!!! That is awesome!!!!
Great job, Beth Ann, for you and your readers! I look forward to doing my part in increasing your donation. 🙂
Yay!! Thanks so much, Patti!!! This is the best thing I could ever do with my blog!!! So happy!
I also have heard only good things about Hospice care. In fact several here at Copeland have had Hospice care and have been such a blessing for the patient and the family. I think you have chosen your charities wisely.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! They are a wonderful resource, that is for sure.
Great job for the month of August.
Hey–thank YOU! I can’t do it without those of you who comment!!!! 🙂