BEECIN Foundation Helps Hospice Patients

Date posted - September 8, 2015

Sheldon, Iowa — Do you know what BEECIN is? (Pronounced “beacon”) If you’ve been in Sheldon for a while, you may have heard of BEECIN, or perhaps you’ve seen their soft drink can drop off points around town.

We had a chance to visit with someone who helps the BEECIN foundation. April Grooters tells us what BEECIN is.

She says BEECIN is an acronym.

Grooters says they’re a local foundation.

She says a growing part of what they do is help to provide palliative care.

She says palliative care takes the whole person into account, and not just the disease from which they are suffering. She says BEECIN covers palliative care completely, and Sanford bills BEECIN at a reduced rate.

Grooters says while BEECIN is separate from Sanford Home Health and Hospice, BEECIN is the only non-profit that provides these services to Sanford and Sanford patients in O’Brien and Lyon Counties. So any donations do not go directly to Sanford.

She tells us how you can volunteer and/or support BEECIN. She says many people have seen their can bins around the area. Not only can people donate by dropping off their aluminum cans, but they need volunteer help with that project too.

That address for BEECIN again is PO Box 492, Primghar, IA 51245.

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