The bereavement center for Hospice of North Central Ohio is located at 1021 Dauch Drive in Ashland.

ASHLAND — The board of trustees of The Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation of Mansfield has approved a grant in the amount of $1,500 in support of HNCO’s Special Request program.

HNCO’s Special Request program provides financial support in the form of reasonable requests from hospice and palliative care patients and their families for a multitude of items and services not covered by insurance.

These special requests typically range from installing needed handicap ramps and railings at a patient’s residence to paying for pet care and personal hygiene products. The grant will be used to grant special requests for hospice and palliative care patients residing in Richland County.

Ralph Tomassi, HNCO Chief Development Officer stated, “Non-Profit hospice organizations like HNCO would not be able to provide free programs and services like the special request program without the generous support of charitable gifts and grants. We are indeed grateful to the Gimbel Foundation for their generous support of our mission.”

The Russell and Mary Gimbel Foundation was established in 1989. The Gimbels memory is perpetuated through the many grants that continue to benefit charitable organizations like HNCO.

Hospice of North Central Ohio has served thousands of families with compassionate end-of-life and Palliative care, bereavement programs and services since 1988. Headquartered at 1021 Dauch Drive in Ashland, Hospice of North Central Ohio serves more than 200 patients daily in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Morrow, and Richland counties who are living with chronic and terminal illnesses.

Additionally, free continuous bereavement services are provided for hundreds of families of hospice patients and to anyone in the community experiencing grief. HNCO also operates the What Goes ‘Round Thrift Shoppe located in downtown Mansfield.

Call 800-952-2207 for more information. HNCO is a 501c3 non-profit organization with over 37 years of experience and a community partner of United Way of Ashland and Knox County.

The Life section is supported by Brethren Care Village in Ashland.

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