Mountain Valley Hospice issues statement on fundraising letters

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According to Mountain Valley Hospice, a number of local residents have been receiving solicitation letters from a group called Hospice Support Fund. The letter indicates that a telethon will soon be under way to raise funds in Yadkinville.

Mountain Valley Hospice wants to ensure that area residents understand this group is not associated with them and the fundraising campaign to build a new hospice home in Yadkinville.

“We are all bombarded with calls, emails, and letters asking you for money, but be careful to check them out first,” said Sheila Jones, director of marketing with Mountain Valley Hospice. “Too often, these companies appear to be serving our area, when, in truth, they are located out of state. That’s why it’s always a good idea to investigate before donating.”

Mountain Valley Hospice, which specializes in end-of-life care, primarily serves patients and their families from throughout Surry, Yadkin and the 14 surrounding counties, including Stuart and Hillsville, Virginia, which includes special programs for veterans and children.

“We are local, we are accountable to a local board members, and the money you donate to us stays in our community,” Jones added.

Cash donations to Mountain Valley Hospice are tax deductible, but donations of time and materials are also welcome. For more information, call 336-789-2922 or visit

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