Scam alert

Once again some members of our community are being targeted with a direct mail fund raiser appeal to support something called the Hospice Support Fund or HSF. If you read the fine print on the back of the computer generated letter it states that nearly 70 percent of the $1.5 million they raised last year is used for fundraising, 14 percent on public education about their fundraising efforts, over 10 percent on administration and less than 6 percent for “program services.”

Know that this group is NOT affiliated with Iowa River Hospice in any way. Dollars donated to us stay in the communities we serve and support your family, friends and neighbors needing end of life care and support.

Please consider carefully before donating to any organization, particularly those that are not local.

Call us for information on how we use your donations to support our work helping those in our community who need it most.