Dow Chemical Company Foundation Awards $1,000 Grant to hospice of the Western Reserve


The Dow Chemical Company Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the Ashtabula Office of Hospice of the Western Reserve in support of the hospice concept of care as an important part of the health care delivery system in the local community. The grant is part of The Dow Chemical Company Foundation’s support to communities where employees and retirees live.

The grant is made in recognition of the value of hospice, and to honor the nonprofit organization’s volunteers for their special contributions in the local community. Hospice of the Western Reserve has been the recipient of grants from the foundation since 2003.

The grant was awarded at the recommendation of long-time Ashtabula resident Arthur Risley, President, Union Carbide Retirees. He has been an advocate for the care provided by the Ashtabula office for many years.

"The Dow Chemical Company Foundation appreciates the valuable service Hospice of the Western Reserve provides to local families,” Risley said. “We also recognize the vital role volunteers play in providing these services. We are especially proud of the many Dow and Dow subsidiary employees and retirees who dedicate their time as hospice volunteers to help their neighbors in the community."

“We are grateful for the trust and confidence the Dow Chemical Company Foundation continues to place in us through this generous continuing gift.  Funds from the grant go directly toward supporting Ashtabula hospice patients and their families,” said Catherine Westcott, Community Facility Coordinator of the nonprofit agency’s Ashtabula Office. “The support of our community and corporate friends allows us to serve all patients in our county who seek our services, regardless of their ability to pay.”

“Generous gifts such as this from our donors enable us offer a wide range of unreimbursed services in Ashtabula County such as grief support groups, summer camps to support children coping with the death of a loved one and pediatric palliative care,” Westcott added.

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