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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
937.390.9665

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Ohio's Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

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Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

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Ohio's Hospice of Morrow County

228 South St.
Mount Gilead, OH 43338
419.946.9822

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Ohio's Hospice

Dayton

7575 Paragon Rd.
Dayton, OH 45459
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Cincinnati

11013 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45249
1.800.653.4490

Crafted With Care - One of our volunteers donated a crocheted U.S. Army tartan throw to a Veteran patient. | Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Crafted With Care: Volunteer Crochets U.S. Army Throw for a Veteran Patient 

Carrie Eleyet, a volunteer with Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, loves to crochet. She started crocheting when she was 10. Now, more than 50 years later she continues to crochet, making dozens and dozens of crocheted throws for family, friends and local organizations, including Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice.  
 
“I garden and crochet,” said Eleyet, a resident of Mechanicsburg. “When the gardening season is over, I crochet throughout the winter.”  
 
Working with Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Eleyet recently crocheted a U.S. Army tartan throw for an Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice patient who is a Veteran of the U.S. Army. A Veteran volunteer presented the tartan throw to the Veteran patient during an American Pride® Veteran Care by Ohio’s Hospice recognition event. 
 
“The patient was surprised that it was made for him, and he was very grateful,” said Tami Clark, volunteer coordinator at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice. “The patient wanted it placed on him immediately. He did not take it off because it made him feel so warm.” 
 
Eleyet was honored to learn that the tartan throw, which measures 40 inches wide by 48 inches long, had been presented to the Veteran patient. She explained that the colors used in the tartan throw represent the uniforms – dark blue for the original dress uniform, black for the beret, buff for the summer uniform, light green for the original sniper uniform that is now part of the summer uniform, olive for the combat uniform, and gold for the calvary. 
 
“Our volunteers make a difference each and every day in the lives of our patients and families,” Clark said. “Their kindness and generosity serving in each volunteer role is an honor to watch. I am honored to work alongside our volunteers. They each bring a piece of joy to those they volunteer with.”    
  
Eleyet has been volunteering with Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice since September 2021. She has served more than 900 hours making countless throws. Most recently she crocheted hats for hospice staff to take to patients.     
In addition to crocheting, Eleyet collects any needed items that Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice might need for patients. She reached out to her local dentist, and, with their support, she set out a collection box asking for donations of stuffed animals and newly purchased yarn for the not-for-profit hospice. The donated yarn is being distributed among the hospice’s volunteers who are crafters. 
 
“This is an example of Carrie’s spirit of generosity,” Clark said. “We thank her as well as all our volunteers at Ohio’s Hospice for being all-star volunteers. Volunteering for hospice is joyful work.” 
 
Volunteer Opportunities  
Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice has ongoing volunteer opportunities for the following:  

  • Volunteers to visit patients in their homes, assisted living facilities, or nursing homes.  
  • Veterans to support Veteran patients. 
  • Licensed hair stylists to support patients who need a haircut.  
  • Animal-assisted therapy teams. 
     

Ohio’s Community Mercy also welcomes donations of newly purchased yarn.  
 
To learn more about volunteer opportunities or to donate yarn, contact Tami Clark at 937.751.0883.  
 
Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, a service of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, is a not-for-profit hospice founded in 2004. The community-based organization provides superior care and superior services for patients facing life limiting-illnesses in Clark, Champaign and Logan counties. 

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