The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Throughout service areaDauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Juniata, FrankilinAdams, York, Lebanon, Schuylkill CountiesHarrisburg, PA17110
Homeland Hospice is associated with the "We Honor Veterans Program." Hospice-Veteran Partnerships (HVP) are coalitions of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, community hospices, State Hospice Organizations, and others working together to ensure that excellent care at the end of life is available for our nation’s Veterans and their families. HVP is a national program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospice and Palliative Care Initiative.
Homeland Hospice offers several opportunities for Veterans to serve Veterans:
* Homeland Hospice's aim is to pair Veteran Volunteers with hospice patients who are veterans. Once paired, Veteran Volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with Veteran patients and their families. Through this companion relationship patients and volunteer tend to share in the camaraderie of the military experience.
*Homeland Hospice staff also like to show their respect to, and share their thanks with, patient Veterans through pinning ceremonies. Veteran Volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to be part of these ceremonies as we publicly acknowledge the military service and sacrifices made by the Veteran and his/her family.
*Finally, toward the very end of life, Homeland Hospice likes to invite a Veteran Volunteer to come along side a Veteran who is dying, for Vigil. Vigil Volunteers may be by the bedside of a person who would otherwise die alone, or they may be present with family, simply being there when the family needs a break, a hug or someone to talk to.
Please contact us if you feel that you are being drawn to serve fellow Veterans in any one of these ways. Thank you for your service and for the freedom and protection that you have provided to us!