Friday, March 22, 2013
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 31 makes donation to Carroll Hospice Camp T.R. Program
CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-6836
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westminster, Md. – (March 22, 2013) — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 31 in Westminster donated boxes of supplies to Carroll Hospice on March 14 to benefit Carroll Hospice's Camp T.R. program.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 31 member Betty Ann Powell presented the items, along with a check for $100, to Carroll Hospice bereavement counselors Kathy Bare and Jessica Roschen. The donation consisted of various items, including plastic cups, paper plates, materials for crafts, balloons and markers, which will be used by counselors and campers during Carroll Hospice’s Camp TR program. Camp T.R. is a grief camp for children ages 7 to 15 designed to help children develop effective coping strategies to deal with the death of a loved one.
Powell said her group made the donation as a way of giving back to the community and because of the valuable service Camp T.R. provides children grieving the death of someone they loved.
“All three of my grandkids used the program,” said Powell. “The kids benefitted greatly from the program… it opened up their emotions, helped them grieve.”
Camp T.R. will be taking place from Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2 at Camp Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster, Md. The camp is free, and registration along with a completed application, are required to participate. For more information or to register, please call Kathy Bare at 410-871-7231.
Carroll Hospice, an affiliate of Carroll Hospital Center, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients needing end-of-life hospice care. It offers comprehensive and compassionate care focused on the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, allowing the patient to live as fully and comfortably as possible during his or her final days. For more information about Carroll Hospice, please call 410-871-8000.
Carroll Hospital Center is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering a continuum of services, including comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and community programs.
Photo caption: Pictured from left to right are, Betty Ann Powell, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 31 member; Kathy Bare and Jessica Roschen, Carroll Hospice bereavement counselors.