Because of you, over the past 5 years we have been able to grow our mission and reach out to many more patients and their families. We continue to receive a growing number of donations, so please keep us in mind as your shopping and donation destination.
Being a non-profit organization, you can donate to us knowing that all funds raised are used within our community. Your continued support is appreciated and you never know what treasure you may find in our store!
A special thanks to Container First Services, Sam’s Club and Party City for their support & generous donations!
….from the CEO’s desk
I have spent many hours trying to reconcile Crater Community Hospice’s motto “Celebrating Life Every Day” with the knowledge that our patients are facing end of life illnesses and don’t have many days left for celebration.
Below is one of our patient’s stories and a full electronic version of your Spring newsletter. Their story gives us all insight.
A Legacy of Love
“…Do all The Good You Can, As Long as Ever You Can…”
The magnet on my parent’s refrigerator was one of the things I grabbed before closing the door to their home for the last time. The full quote by John Wesley captured the essence of Dave and Lucy’s life, for they went about, ‘doing all the good they can, to all the people they can, in all the ways they can, as long as ever they can.’
Click Below for the entire newsletter…
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.69 million people are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in 2017. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment.
Did you you know?
• Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.
• Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed every day in the U.S.
• Nearly 7,000 units of platelets and 10,000 units of plasma are needed daily in the U.S.
• Nearly 21 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S.
• The average red blood cell transfusion is approximately 3 pints.
• The blood type most often requested by hospitals is type O.
• The blood used in an emergency is already on the shelves before the event occurs.
• It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in the U.S. About 1,000 babies are born with the disease each year. Sickle cell patients can require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lives.
• A single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.
• The American Red Cross blood program started in 1940, under the leadership of Dr. Charles Drew.
• The Red Cross supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply.
• The Red Cross provides blood for patients in approximately 2,600 hospitals across the U.S.
• The Red Cross makes blood available to any patient who needs it — patients are not required to find donors to replace the blood they use (a practice common in Europe and some U.S. blood banks) allowing the patient and their family to focus on recovery.
• Eighty percent of the blood donations given to the Red Cross are collected at mobile blood drives set up at community organizations, companies, high schools, colleges, places of worship or military installations.
• The remaining 20 percent are collected at Red Cross donation centers.
• The Red Cross works with more than 58,000 blood drive sponsors each year to hold more than 145,000 blood drives, providing convenient locations for people to give blood.
Papa John’s selects Crater Community Hospice as their Non-Profit Charity of the Month for May 2018!!
Order ONLINE ONLY from any Richmond area location, (including all Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, and Henrico locations) from May 1st – May 31st and Papa John’s will donate 10% to Crater Community Hospice!
Order online and ENTER PROMO CODE: Crater3916 in the promo code box to help support Crater Community Hospice, “Your Community Non-Profit Hospice”
What a great opportunity to buy lunch for the office or for family & friends while supporting a local non-profit, community organization!