Naytahwaush Nightriders Ride for Hospice of the Red River Valley Raises $ 5,108

The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club announced this year’s Ride for Hospice raised $5,108 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. In eight years of the ride, the Nightriders have raised $55,492 to help provide hospice care to patients and families in Naytahwaush and surrounding areas.

This year’s event was held February 11-12, 2012. Lack of snow did not deter ten committed riders, seven of whom gathered pledges in support of the event.

For more information about future events or membership in the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club, please visit http://www.naytahwaushnightriders.com/.

About the Naytahwaush Nightriders

For more than 40 years, the Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club has been working to promote and advance the sport of snowmobiling. The Naytahwaush Nightriders Snowmobile Club works with snowmobilers, resorts, businesses, government units and local land owners to develop, build and maintain a network of snowmobile trails for recreational use. The Naytahwaush Nightriders are proud to be affiliated with MnUSA (Minnesota United Snowmobiling Association).

About Hospice of the Red River Valley

Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, not-for-profit hospice serving all or portions of 29 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing quality of life for terminally ill patients and families by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs. For more information, call toll free 800-237-4629, e-mail questions@hrrv.org or visit https://www.hrrv.org/.

Otto Bremer Foundation Awards $75,000 Challenge Grant to Hospice of the Red River Valley

Hospice of the Red River Valley has been awarded a $75,000 challenge grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The funds will be used to advance the mission of hospice care in our region.

The challenge grant will provide matching funds for each of three unique types of donations to Hospice of the Red River Valley made in 2012:

• $5,000 or more match for each new charitable gift annuity.

• $5,000, or a match, for each new Legacy Society member planned gift. Legacy Society members are those who have made plans to include Hospice of the Red River Valley in their estate plans or wills, or name Hospice as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or retirement plan.

• A dollar for dollar match for each Individual Retirement Account (IRA) roll-over.

To learn more about making a deliberate gift to Hospice, and the opportunity to have your investment doubled, visit our website www.hrrv.org or call (800) 237-4629 and ask to speak with a development officer.

About Hospice of the Red River Valley Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, not-for-profit hospice serving all or portions of 29 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing quality of life for terminally ill patients and families by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs. For more information, call toll free 800-237-4629, e-mail questions@hrrv.org or visit www.hrrv.org.

About the Otto Bremer Foundation Created in 1944, the Otto Bremer Foundation assists people in achieving full economic, civic, and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. The Foundation’s work to help build and maintain vibrant communities is based on the vision and legacy of Otto Bremer, whose commitment to the Bremer Bank communities and to those working to make their lives better continues to guide the Foundation. The Otto Bremer Foundation owns a majority share of Bremer Bank, and a portion of the bank’s profits comes to the Foundation as dividends, enabling the Foundation to invest back in the bank communities in the form of grants and program-related investments. In 2009, the Foundation provided approximately $23.5 million in grants and program-related investments. Visit www.ottobremer.org for more information about the Foundation and its programs.

Ina Lyon Offers $5,000 Challenge Gift to Hospice of the Red River Valley

Hospice of the Red River Valley recently received a challenge offer from Ina Lyon of Fargo, N.D. Thanks to her generosity, Gifts of Light (gifts of $500 or more) to Hospice of the Red River Valley will be matched to advance the mission of hospice care in the region. If all funds are matched, the gift will generate a total of $10,000 for Hospice.

Lyon was inspired to make the challenge gift after experiencing hospice care firsthand. Her husband, Richard, passed away under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

The gift will have a significant impact on hospice care in the area, according to Hospice of the Red River Valley Development Officer Deb Gemar. “Ina has demonstrated a deep commitment to ensuring hospice care continues long into the future,” Gemar said. “I am hopeful that several others in the community will feel inspired to give donations to be matched.”

Gifts of Light made to Hospice of the Red River Valley given in 2012 will be eligible for the matching funds. To learn more about giving a gift to Hospice, visit www.hrrv.org or call 1-800-237-4629.