Hospice of North Central Ohio Receives Grant
The Board of Directors at The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, Newark, Ohio has approved a grant in the amount of $912.00 to fund the purchase of Wheelchair comfort armrest pads for patients under the care of Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO). The special design memory foam pads are made from memory foam sheepskin to better provide pressure relief for hospice and palliative care patients confined to wheelchairs. They will be available to qualified HNCO patients and their families free-of-charge.
Brianna Stone, at The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation stated, “We're beyond grateful for our members who believe in their communities and non-profit missions throughout our service areas. They're invested and passionate enough to round up their monthly bills with The Energy Cooperative. Because of our members, the Operation Round-up Foundation can boast lifetime awarded grant numbers of over 4 million dollars. Sometimes, the funds cover a minor effort, like comfortable armrests for an ailing patient, and other times, extensive efforts, like upgraded playground equipment for an elementary. Regardless of the project, the impact is evident to those involved, the organization, and their community. As the foundation's chairman, I'm honored to continue to witness the progress made in the cities, villages, and communities around us through these wonderful organizations.”
Ralph Tomassi, HNCO Chief Development Officer/Senior Administrator added, “The Energy Cooperative through their Operation Round Up grant program continues to make a positive impact on the level of quality hospice care received in their service areas. Our front-line caregivers are better equipped to be the best version of themselves thanks in part to the grant support they have and continue to receive from The Energy Cooperative.”
The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up program was established by their board of directors in 2005. The program is designed to provide members with the opportunity to round up bills to the nearest dollar and then disseminate the funds to local charities in the cooperative’s service areas.