Ecumen Home Care & Hospice-Litchfield has received a $2,000 grant from Operation Round Up®, the charitable arm of the Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association.

“We are so grateful for this generous donation,” said Nicole Larson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator.  “It will help so much with our mission of giving our hospice clients the best possible life we can until their last day.  We are there for people in our community to get them through the hardest times, when they or a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.”

Larson said the funds will help provide enhancements to patient care that will improve quality of life — including physical, occupation and speech therapy, massage, aromatherapy and extra supplies such as beds, wheelchairs and medications.  Additionally, she said the money will be used to support bereavement and grief classes for families and community. 

Ecumen Home Care & Hospice-Litchfield has served more than 100 clients and their families over the past year.  

Pictured (left to right) are Bob Pederson,Operation Round Up; Devan Luth, Ecumen Philanthropy; Nicole Larson, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, and Sandy Dougherty, Clincal Director, Ecumen Home Care & Hospice – Litchfield;and Chuck Mitchell, Operation Round Up.

Operation Round Up® is governed by a group of volunteers called the Meeker Cooperative Electric Trust Board. Operating independently as a non-profit charitable giving organization, it issues grants to community projects and charities in the cooperative’s service area.  About three-quarters of cooperative members contribute to the trust by allowing their bills to be rounded up to the next higher dollar.

To learn more about making a gift to Ecumen of Litchfield, contact Devan Luth 651-766-4345 or