Hospice of Lake Cumberland awarded $100,000

Hospice of Lake Cumberland received $100,000 this week from the Team Kentucky Nonprofit Assistance Fund, which helps organizations recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Euretha Godby, CEO of Hospice of Lake Cumberland, said this financial assistance award will allow Hospice of Lake Cumberland to better serve the patients of Russell, Pulaski, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Wayne and McCreary counties.

Hospice is a specialized form of healthcare designed for people facing serious illnesses. Godby noted it is unique in that it focuses on comfort and assistance with an interdisciplinary team approach that differs from other health care providers.

Services are not based on the ability to pay so the $100,000 award will allow Hospice of Lake Cumberland to continue its mission of providing care to more than 1,000 patients and families per year.

The non-profit assistance fund provides one-time direct relief payments to support the long-term sustainability of eligible nonprofits.