EveryStep Hospice lands $7,700 grant from 100+ People for Perry

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Rosalina Medina, left, and her son, Octavio Medina Jr., said hospice care services helped them through difficult days in 2017 and 2018.


The 100+ People for Perry donors club held its 15th session of local giving Monday and pledged $7,700 to EveryStep Hospice, headquartered in the Dallas County Hospital.

Formerly known as HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, the organization changed its name to EveryStep in October 2018 and consolidated a number of non-profit community health and social service programs, including prenatal support and home visits to new moms, assistance to immigrants and refugees, compassionate hospice and home-care services and grief and loss support.

After nearly four year of giving, the 100+ People for Perry group has pledged $103,300 to 15 local projects.

One Hundred+ People for Perry’s mission is to invest in Perry’s future by supporting current charities, non-profits and other worthy projects that advance the quality of life. According to the donors club guidelines, a charity, non-profit or worthy project that is selected will be ineligible for reconsideration for three consecutive meetings following its selection.

The 100+ People for Perry group makes four large donations each year, and each gift stays 100 percent in the local community. No national charities are be considered. Each recipient must be a 501 (c)(3) or sponsored by a 501 (c)(3), be project based and must benefit the Perry community.

All community members are welcome to attend, and new projects worth considering are always welcome.

The next  100+ People for Perry meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m., with a social hour starting at 6:30 p.m., at the La Post LLC.

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