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
In 1981, Hospice of the Red River Valley was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to high-quality end-of-life care. We fulfill our nonprofit mission by providing medical, emotional, personal and spiritual care, as well as grief support to our patients, their families and caregivers during a tender time in life. Our staff helps those we serve experience more meaningful moments through exceptional hospice care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, wherever a patient calls home. The organization serves more than 40,000 square miles in North Dakota and Minnesota, including in and around Bismarck, Detroit Lakes, Devils Lake, Fargo, Fergus Falls, Grand Forks, Lisbon, Thief River Falls, Valley City and many more communities. Hospice of the Red River Valley offers round-the-clock availability via phone, prompt response times and same-day admissions, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Contact us anytime at 800-237-4629 or


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