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New nonprofit to help critically ill patients
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A new nonprofit organization has been formed in Warren County called Caring Hearts United.
“Our mission is to assist with hospice patients and critically ill patients in Warren County,” said chairwoman Melinda Breedlove. “We are not doing anything medically related. We will be doing what we can to assist in the home for an hour or two at a time if the family needs to leave. We are all caring people who are excited about what we’ve started.”
Caring Hearts United officially formed June 10. In addition to Melinda Breedlove, Diane Sneed is co-chair, Elaine Breedlove is secretary, and Susan Brewer is treasurer.
There is a $25 membership fee to join the club and Melinda reports there are 23-24 members thus far.
“Hospice in this area has recently gone from a nonprofit hospice and moved into the for-profit world,” said Melinda. “That means a lot of people only receive hospice care if it’s covered through their insurance. We are trying to fill in the gaps that will be created.”
Whether it’s running out to pick up a prescription or helping to prepare a healthy meal, Melinda says Caring Hearts United is willing to help.
After making an appearance Saturday at the Autumn Street Fair, the next big splash for the organization will be Nov. 10-12 at Three Star Mall when it holds a Wonderland of Trees celebration.
The group will seek to create a magical wonderland with a large-scale Christmas tree display centered around the main stage area at the mall.
There has been a favorable response thus far from the business community, Melinda says, with more members and sponsors being sought. For more information call 507-8424 or visit www.caringheartsunited.com.