Grainger Foundation supports Mountain Hospice

The Grainger Foundation has donated $5,000 to Mountain Hospice, a non-profit organization, in support of its annual Camp Good Grief, a camp for any child who has experienced a loss of any kind.

This grant will be used to support the four Camp Good Grief camps this 2013 year in purchasing supportive educational materials, memorial craft projects, special presenters, and lunches.

Mountain Hospice assists families in many ways. When a patient or family has children or grandchildren many of them have a hard time dealing with the loss of the loved one. Within the communities, many children deal with loss such as a pet, divorce, loss of home, or a family member deployed and gone for an extended period of time. The camp supports these children and youth by offering ways to cope with the losses.

The camps within the seven-county service area are at the following locations: West End Playground, Keyser, July 11; Carnival Grounds, Franklin, July 18; Weldon Park, Petersburg, Aug. 1.

“Mountain Hospice provides comfort and compassion when it’s needed most to the patient, family, friends and the community. We are so grateful to the Grainger Foundation for its generosity” said Shannon Putnam, MS director of Development for Mountain Hospice.

This donation was recommended by Todd Stahl, branch manager of West Virginia Grainger Inc.’s Morgantown location. Grainger has been a part of the North Central West Virginia business community for more than 12 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products.

“We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Mountain Hospice,” Stahl said. “We understand the need for compassionate hospice services at the end of life. Hospice is a service that many wait too long to reach out to. Mountain Hospice offers many supportive programs above and beyond the basics. Mountain Hospice is very community oriented and supports the community in so many ways.”

The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Ill., was established in 1949 by William W. Grainger, founder of W.W. Grainger Inc.

For more information about Grainger, contact Kristen Lawrence, community affairs manager, at

For more information about Mountain Hospice, nonprofit organization, call Putnam at 888-763-7789 or visit the web at