SALISBURY – Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care announced this week a major gift to its campaign to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, as the Humphreys Foundation, Inc. of Ocean City has invested $300,000 to support the project.
The Community Room will be named for Edward H. Hammond, Jr., in commemoration of the gift. It will be integral to the outreach function of Coastal Hospice at the Ocean. The Community Room will be available to community groups in need of a meeting space when it isn’t in use for bereavement support groups.
The projected cost to build Coastal Hospice at the Ocean is $5 million, and with the Humphreys Foundation, Inc. gift, the total raised toward the project to date is $3.3 million.
“We are honored to be able to add Mr. Hammond’s name to the hospice residence and outreach center,” said Alane Capen, president of Coastal Hospice. “Mr. Hammond was known as a dedicated historian and supporter of the Berlin community. It’s a privilege to have Dr. Humphreys’ name on our library and now Mr. Hammond’s on the Community Room.”