M&G Gives donates $1,000 to Hospice & Community Care during match campaign

In the early 1980s, a group of friends in Rock Hill decided to help one woman struggling with cancer who wished to remain at home until her death. This led to the creation of Hospice & Community Care, which now has helped thousands of terminally ill people to live their final months in a comfortable, caring atmosphere.

Pictured: John Gettys, Jennifer Graham, CEO of Hospice & Community Care, and Heath Myers

This has been accomplished through the efforts of many, including a team of expert, compassionate professionals, nearly 250 volunteers, and the support of the community.

This month, Morton & Gettys law firm stepped forward to contribute to the effort. As part of its M&G Gives program, the law firm has contributed $1,000 to the hospice organization.

The law firm launched this special giving program last year as a way of celebrating its 20th anniversary and saw it as so worthwhile that it continued into 2022. While Morton & Gettys gives to many other organizations, the idea in this program is to bring more attention to certain recipients that might benefit from greater exposure.

Heath Myers, an attorney with the firm, nominated the agency for this gift.

“Hospice & Community Care has been a pillar of the Rock Hill community, assisting thousands with their life-limiting illness – including a few family members of our team here at Morton & Gettys,” said Myers. “Since beginning my service as a board member last year, I’ve had the privilege of hearing countless stories about how beneficial Hospice & Community Care’s services have been to local families.”

This gift will be doubled, because an anonymous donor has helped the agency launch a Million-Dollar Match campaign. All donations the organization receives on or before Aug. 31, 2022, will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $1 million.

“That is why, even though we would deeply appreciate it any time, this gift is particularly helpful to us right now,” said Jennifer Graham, CEO of Hospice & Community Care. “Equal access to quality end-of-life care should be a given, and such gifts make it possible for us to care for thousands of people and their families in this community.”

“Morton & Gettys has certainly led the way in doing that,” she added. “They’ve represented us. Heath is on our board. We just see the good that they’re doing in the community each day.”

She urged others willing to support her organization’s work financially to do so this summer, while the Million-Dollar Match campaign continues.

Hospice & Community Care also needs volunteers, to help with various tasks on the hospice campus. The satisfaction such volunteer work brings to the worker can be considerable.

“The work that we do is incredibly rewarding for us,” said Graham. “We are so grateful that patients and their families allow us to walk beside them during difficult times.”

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