Dow Chemical Company Foundation Provides


CATEGORY: Philanthropy

Ongoing Grant Program Supports Ashtabula County Patients and Families

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 hospice volunteers for their special contributions.

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

"The Dow Chemical Company Foundation recognizes the valuable service hospice provides,” Risley said. “We also recognize the vital role volunteers play in providing these services. We are proud of the Dow and Dow subsidiary employees and retirees who dedicate their time as hospice volunteers."

Hospice of the Western Reserve has been the recipient of grants from the foundation since 2003.

“We are very appreciative of the trust and confidence the Dow Chemical Company Foundation continues to place in us through this generous continuing gift which goes 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 art and music therapy, grief support groups, summer camps to support children coping with grief and pediatric palliative care,” Westcott added.

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