Mountain Hospice: A Red Cross-Approved Shelter
Mobile Crisis Support for States of Emergency in North Central WV
Just as the founders of Mountain Hospice saw a need and stepped up to fill that need, we continue to follow in their footsteps by offering our mobile crisis support resources during times of officially-declared states of emergency throughout all of north central West Virginia. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy affected our community. People throughout our communities were without electricity, and many roads were impassable. Our local Belington Fire Department opened their doors to affected residents, which allowed Mountain Hospice the ability to care for some of our patients at the local fire department facility.
Providing Emergency Disaster Support When It Is Needed Most
We are grateful that our local communities are filled with people who are committed and caring. At Mountain Hospice, we are also dedicated to providing caring support when it is needed most. We wanted to find a way to serve our patients and our communities when in crisis. Mountain Hospice has completed the necessary requirements to have our Belington, WV, facility approved as an American Red Cross Shelter that could open in the event of true West Virginia state governor-declared, and local 911 emergency services-declared, states of emergency and disasters.
Emergency Power, Supplies, and Staging Area for Patient Care
Mountain Hospice is pleased to have the capabilities and resources to care for our patients in the event of serious community disasters. We have a generator ready at all times to provide emergency power, and have the training and equipment to set up an emergency mobile staging area anywhere within our north central West Virginia service area. We keep our emergency box trailer fully supplied and ready to respond promptly to any disaster. The staff of Mountain Hospice also have a 4-wheel drive truck, as well as a 4-wheel drive side by side, ready to respond to remote areas accessible only by all-wheel drive vehicles.
Contact Mountain Hospice for Help During An Official WV State of Emergency
We are always looking for ways to improve our facility, and to be an asset to residents living in the seven communities that we serve: Barbour, Grant, Mineral, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, and Tucker Counties. If you need help during an official state of emergency that has been declared by the governor of West Virginia, please feel free to stop by Mountain Hospice if you are able, or contact any of our local offices for assistance.