Bob Purcell, Coastal Hospice board member and president of Showell-based Beachwood Inc.: Custom Builders, decided this spring that he wanted to do more to support the construction of the Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. He wanted to start a fundraising effort in addition to helping build a section of the hospice residence set to open in 2019.
A group of family and friends joined Bob to walk on May 5 at Assateague Island State Park to benefit Coastal Hospice and the Stansell House. Through donations from supporters, he raised more than $10,000. Coastal Hospice continues to fundraise for the construction of the Stansell House, which will be the first of its kind for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.
“I believe wholeheartedly in the incredible, compassionate work of Coastal Hospice as a board member and a member of this community,” Purcell said. “I want to do anything I can to help build the Stansell House.”
The Stansell House will be a hospice home and outreach center for patients in the region who lack adequate support. The residence will provide the dignity of hospice care with the comforts of home. Twelve patient rooms will provide safety and privacy, yet accommodate family members who wish to stay overnight. Outreach programs will include volunteer training, grief counseling and support groups open to the community.
“It is through the generosity of individuals like Bob Purcell who are making the vision of this hospice home a reality,” said Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen. “I am touched by Bob’s overwhelming commitment to this important project to meet the health care needs of our community.”
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions but who want to remain as active and engaged as possible. Coastal Hospice cares for patients in their home, nursing home, assisted living facility or at Coastal Hospice at the Lake. For more information about Coastal Hospice, please visit CoastalHospice.org