TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK … A group of students and instructors from Four County Career Center helped set up tables in the hall in record time. (PHOTO PROVIDED)
By: Amy Wendt
Excitement was in the air at the CHP Home Care and Hospice – “Handbags for Hospice Bingo” event last Saturday.
It was a sold-out, full house with individuals claiming all 300 tickets to the event benefiting the CHP Patient Care Fund.
As a nonprofit hospice covering Northwest Ohio including Williams and Fulton Counties, CHP works with patients and families with financial and insurance coverage deficiencies.
The CHP Patient Care Fund helps cover care costs and ensure that hospice patients and families in the community receive physical, emotional, and spiritual care.
In addition to in-home hospice service, CHP also offers home health care, adult day care, private duty, and therapies including physical, occupational, and speech.
The CHP Adult Day Care Center in Archbold provides assistance, supervision, and activities for aging and disabled adults while enabling respite time for family caregivers.
So many individuals came together to make it an evening enjoyed by all who attended. “A group of students from Four County Career Center helped set up all of the tables in a record time of 15-20 minutes,” said Wendy Gericke, CHP Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator for Williams and Fulton Counties.
Another group of ten men sporting matching “Man Enough to Volunteer” shirts served tables throughout the night.
“So many amazing CHP staff members also helped out with the event,” added Gericke.
Gericke also noted that local small businesses Essen Haus of Pettisville provided catering services and Wild Side Brewing Company of Grand Rapids served up sangria.
“Thanks to everyone who attended. We are already tossing around ideas to make next year an even bigger and better event,” said Gericke.
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