CAR Raises $8,000 for Coastal Hospice at the Ocean

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (CAR) announced today that the organization raised $8,000 for the campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean.

CAR Immediate Past President Linda Moran chose Coastal Hospice at the Ocean as the charity the association would support throughout her presidency.

“It has been an absolute joy this year to raise money for this worthy campaign,” Moran said. “Hospice is something that touches everyone – whether they be a patient or the family of a patient. It’s important to ensure the right resources and facilities are in place so our friends and family members can feel safe and comfortable when they’re at the end of their lives. I’d like to thank all the members of CAR who helped with this project and donated their time and money.”

Over the past year, CAR has undertaken numerous fundraising projects to benefit Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. During the association’s monthly Business Card Exchange events at local restaurants, CAR held 50/50 raffles with all proceeds going to the fundraising effort. Throughout the summer, CAR sold chance tickets for Yeti coolers at various local fishing tournaments and restaurants in Ocean City. The association held a Paint pARTy Fundraiser with Tickled Paint at The Embers Restaurant. Finally, CAR supported numerous local fundraisers for Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, including Hats for Hospice, A Taste for Finer Things, and Brews N Bites.

“We are so appreciative of the efforts of Coastal Association of REALTORS® throughout this year to support our cause,” said Maureen McNeill of Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care. “The money will help build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, a hospice residence and outreach center.”

Coastal Hospice at the Ocean aims to raise $5 million in order to rehabilitate an existing facility in Ocean Pines and turn it into a residence for patients who are at the end of their lives, but are unable to stay in their homes. The new facility will house at least 100 people each year and will serve as a hub for in-home hospice care in Worcester County, so that each year, more than 400 patients who are still in their homes know their caregivers are close at hand. The building is 20,270 square feet and will cost approximately $5 million to purchase and upgrade with medical equipment, furnishings, and landscaping. The facility overlooks the Isle of Wight Bay and the Ocean City skyline.

For more information and to contribute to the campaign, visit www.coastalhospice.org/hospice-care-capital-campaign.

For more information about CAR, visit www.coastalrealtors.org.

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