Stevensville Boy Donates Books to Compass Regional Hospice


Lucas Hetzel, 13, of Stevensville recently donated more than 700 children’s books to Compass Regional Hospice, to be used with the nonprofit organization’s support groups; through Camp New Dawn, a grief retreat summer camp for children, teens and families; and at the lending library, located at the Hope and Healing Center wing of the Hospice Center in Centreville, 255 Comet Drive, home of Compass Regional Hospice’s Grief Support Services. The lending library includes books, CDs and DVDs available to Hospice Center patients and their families, as well as anyone in the community who is in interested in finding information about hope and healing following a loss. For more information about donating to Compass Regional Hospice, please contact Kenda Leager, development officer, Compass Regional Hospice, at 443-262-4106 or For more information about our Grief Support Services offered for free to anyone in the community who is suffering the loss of a loved one, please contact Rhonda Knotts, Grief Support supervisor, Compass Regional Hospice, at 443-262-4109 or

Compass Regional Hospice – Care on your terms

Compass Regional Hospice is a fully licensed, independent, community-based nonprofit organization certified by Medicare and the state of Maryland and accredited by the Joint Commission. Since 1985, Compass Regional Hospice has been dedicated to supporting people of all ages through the challenge of living with a life-limiting illness and learning to live following the death of a loved one. Today, the organization is a regional provider of hospice care and grief support in Queen Anne’s, Kent and Caroline counties. “Care on your terms” is the promise that guides staff and volunteers as they care for patients in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and the residential hospice centers in Centreville and Chestertown. Grief support services are offered to children, adults and families of patients who died under hospice care, as well as members of the community who are grieving the loss of a loved one, through The Hope and Healing Center. For more information about Compass Regional Hospice, visit

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