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Veterans needed for veterans

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Hospice of the Valley (HOV) was founded in 1977 as a nonprofit organization by a group of citizens that shared a vision about a new way of caring for the dying. Today, it’s one of the largest and oldest hospices in the country, employing close to 1,700 doctors, nurses, social workers, nurse’s aides, pastoral counselors and administrative staff, and has a volunteer corps of over 2,200 people. 

But they need more volunteers, and specifically military veterans, to offer companionship to other veterans who are hospice patients (one out of every four dying Americans is a veteran). 

Through the HOV Salutes Program, veterans are given special recognition and support, including a “pinning ceremony” to acknowledge their service, contact with other veterans and participation in community events honoring veterans.

The organization’s mission is bringing comfort and dignity as life nears its end. Help Hospice of the Valley honor veterans’ service. Free training offered. Call 602-636-6336 for more information.

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