BERLIN — Ocean City business owners and local philanthropists Charles “Buddy” and Laura Jenkins provided a $25,000 donation to Coastal Hospice on behalf of the Joan W. Jenkins Foundation.
The donation is dedicated to support the construction of the Macky and Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, specifically the naming of the bereavement room of the new hospice residence set to open in early 2019.
“I decided to make this contribution to name the bereavement room in memory of the two children I lost,” Jenkins said. “Grief counseling is critical to overcoming loss.”
Coastal Hospice launched the “Put Your Name On It” fundraising campaign in an effort to name rooms of the Stansell House. The residence will provide the dignity of hospice care with the comforts of home. Additional programs of the hospice house will include volunteer training, grief counseling and support groups open to the community.
“We are honored by Buddy and Laura Jenkins’ decision to support the mission of Coastal Hospice and the Stansell House with their generous gift,” said Coastal Hospice President Alane Capen. “The Stansell House will fill a significant gap in care for all of the Lower Shore. The “Put Your Name On It” campaign allows the community to share in the success of this important project.”
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.