GREENVILLE — A tradition that began over 20 years ago at State of the Heart Hospice is continuing again this year. All patients under the care of the nonprofit agency will be receiving a beautiful poinsettia to enjoy this holiday season. This gift was made possible by a generous donation from Greenville Federal.
“Giving back to local communities has long been a trademark of Greenville Federal, the oldest bank headquartered in Darke County. We are happy to help State of the Heart Hospice with the continuation of this tradition,” stated Susan Barker, SVP & CFO of Greenville Federal.
120 poinsettias were collected by State of the Heart volunteers Bruce Miller and Rod Stephens to be distributed to the three hospice offices – Greenville, Coldwater and Portland, as well as to the State of the Heart Care Center at Wayne HealthCare. Hannah’s Garden Center located on U.S. Route 36 East in Greenville, partnered in supplying the poinsettias. “We are delighted to be involved in this project,” stated Jim Meade, who along with his wife Patti, own Hannah’s Garden Center.
For 34 years, State of the Heart has provided care to patients and families in eastern Indiana and western Ohio who are confronting a life limiting illness. For more information about any of the services provided by the nonprofit agency, visit the web site at www.stateoftheheartcare.org.
Editor’s Note: Pictured with some of the poinsettias are, left to right, Susan Barker, SVP & CFO , Greenville Federal; State of the Heart employees Erica Wentworth, Business Development Specialist, and Kristi Strawser, Care Center Manager; and Betty Hartzell, AVP, Greenville Federal.