How are donations to Hospice of the Red River Valley used?

Do you get a wonderful feeling when you make a gift to one of your favorite charities? That’s probably because your gift goes out to help others and then comes right back at you!

In fact, a number of studies in the past decade reported this surprising conclusion: when you give, your brain chemistry produces endorphins, which is one reason charity leads to happiness. People who give often report feelings of euphoria, which psychologists have referred to as the “Helper’s High.”

So, how is your 2012 financial support to Hospice of the Red River Valley used?

  • With your generosity, we are able to hire additional patient care staff to provide the specialized hands-on care that is the hallmark of Hospice.
  • Our staff traveled more than 1 million miles to attend to the medical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and families. In 2017 1,733 patients and families have received compassionate care. Your gifts ensure we are able to meet the needs of our patients, wherever they reside.
  • Special education for the community, Hospice staff and other health professionals is flourishing. Because of your donations, Hospice of the Red River Valley is proud to host seminars and events to educate people about end-of-life care issues throughout the year, including Lunch and Learns, among others. Please check our website calendar frequently for upcoming educational opportunities. Or, sign up for our email list to be automatically notified of upcoming educational opportunities.
  • Thanks to your generosity, Hospice of the Red River Valley has bolstered its savings to provide a cushion for unexpected needs and potential future budget cutbacks.

Each day your financial gifts arrive at Hospice of the Red River Valley. They come online, in the mail, or you hand deliver them to us. And, without fail, we receive each and every donation with warm thanks. Because of your generosity, we are able to accept people’s invitation to come into their homes to provide compassionate end-of-life care as needed, day or night, far and wide through the countryside and towns of more than 30 counties in Minnesota and North Dakota. Thank you for your gifts!

If you have questions about giving to Hospice of the Red River Valley, please visit our website or contact a member of our development department:

About Hospice of the Red River Valley
Hospice of the Red River Valley is an independent, nonprofit hospice serving more than 30 counties in North Dakota and Minnesota. Hospice care is intensive comfort care that alleviates pain and suffering, enhancing the quality of life for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones by addressing their medical, emotional, spiritual and grief needs. For more information, call toll free 800-237-4629, email or visit


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