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Christ United Methodist Church donates to Doey’s House

Christ United Methodist Church donates to Doey’s House

Christ United Methodist Church recently donated $2,150 to Hospice of Washington County (HWC) to help build the first hospice house in Washington County, Doey’s House.

The parishioners of Christ United Methodist Church raised the funds through a Mission Auction. The Mission Auction is an event which has been held for 25 years, and each year five charities are selected to receive the funds. 

“The Mission Auction went extremely well this year,” stated John Eier, Chair of the Mission Auction. “When we learned about the mission of Doey’s House, we felt a need to help.”

HWC has provided end-of-life care to the residents of Washington County, Maryland, for over thirty-five years. As the only licensed hospice provider in the county, HWC has grown its team and services to meet the needs of the entire community. Offering high quality end-of-life care, Hospice of Washington County assists patients wherever they live. However, sometimes the option of staying in their home is not viable when pain and symptoms need to be managed at a more intense level of care for a time. A hospice house is the perfect option. At present, those needing or wanting a hospice house setting for this pain and symptom management have only one option – to leave the county.  

With this in mind, HWC is building a 12-bed inpatient hospice house that will provide general inpatient and respite services for hospice patients right here in Washington County. Neal Glessner and his wife Mary are chairing a group of leaders in the community to fundraise for this important project through a capital and endowment campaign. Neal personally realized the need for a hospice house in Washington County after experiencing the passing of his mother, Doris (“Doey”). The ground breaking for Doey’s House will be announced soon.

Christ United Methodist Church is located in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania and has over 600 members. “We learned about Doey’s House from Beverly Hajek who is a member of our church and Doey’s sister, and Neal Glessner spoke to our congregation. We believed the universe smiled on us when we learned about the project, and the entire church wanted to be supportive,” stated Pastor Robert Cook of Christ United Methodist Church.

Individuals and businesses have many options to become a part of this capital campaign, from sponsoring a personalized paver to securing a naming right. Please call Karen Giffin at 301-791-6360 to become part of this vital project to bring a hospice house to our community.

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