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ASHLAND -- Hospice of North Central Ohio’s Tina Marie Heibert and Ralph Tomassi recently met with Steve Bates president of Ashland Eagle Riders to accept a check in the amount of $ 4,800 from both the Ashland Eagle Riders and The Fraternal Order of Eagles #2178 in Ashland.

This is the 10th consecutive year that the Eagles Club has held annual events to raise funds in support of HNCO.

“We are people helping people. We were able to raise $2,800 through some of our groups usual fundraisers and the rest came through a grant from the Ohio State Eagles Charity Fund,” Bates said on the behalf of the Eagles organization.

Typically, the Eagles make their gift at HNCO’s annual Community Corn Roast which was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. The date is set for next year Aug. 21.

“It’s a real source of encouragement to our caregivers, chaplains and social workers to know that local organizations like The Ashland Eagles Club continue to focus their efforts on raising funds in support of local non-profits like HNCO during these challenging times,” said Ralph Tomassi, HNCO Chief Development Officer/Senior Administrator.

This year’s gift will help support HNCO bereavement programs such as “Camp Hope” children’s bereavement camp and a multitude of grief support programs and services provided free-of-charge to anyone in the Ashland area.

Headquartered at 1021 Dauch Drive in Ashland, Hospice of North Central Ohio serves more than 200 patients daily in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties who are living with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Additionally, free continuous bereavement services are provided for hundreds of families of hospice patients and to anyone in the community experiencing grief. Call 800-952-2207 for more information. HNCO is a 501c3 non-profit organization with over 37 years of experience and a community partner of United Way of Ashland and Knox County.

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