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Virtual Silent Auction From September 21-23 to Benefit Merrimack Valley Hospice

September 16, 2021

With the need for funds greater than ever, the public is invited to participate in a virtual silent auction.

Lawrence, Mass. – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Merrimack Valley Hospice has relied on supporters more than ever to continue providing highly skilled, compassionate hospice and palliative care to the most vulnerable members of the community, regardless of their ability to pay.

With the need for funds greater than ever, the public is invited to participate in a virtual silent auction. Free registration is available at for the opportunity to bid on dozens of unique items and experiences beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 21 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 23. Donations are also welcome, with all proceeds benefiting subsidized patient care, durable medical goods, art supplies for a children’s bereavement group and other free bereavement services open to any community member who is grieving a loss – regardless of whether their loved one received care from Merrimack Valley Hospice.

Karen Gomes, president and CEO of Home Health Foundation which includes provider agency Merrimack Valley Hospice, said she is thankful for the donations of more than 60 packages including getaways, designer items, jewelry, golf, artwork, gift baskets and more.

“This past year has been difficult for us all,” Gomes said. “We are deeply humbled and appreciative that so many local businesses and individuals have stepped up to support the selfless devotion of our healthcare heroes.”

Based in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Merrimack Valley Hospice provides end-of-life care and support services for patients and families throughout northeastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, southern Maine and at High Pointe House, a hospice and palliative care residence located in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

Merrimack Valley Hospice is grateful to all silent auction supporters. This year’s Premier event sponsor is the Clive and Suzanne Fazioli Charitable Foundation. Chateau Sponsors are Home Care Specialists and Market Basket, and Reserve Sponsors are Enterprise Bank & Trust, Haverhill Bank and Pentucket Bank.

Champagne Sponsors are Align Credit Union, Fallon Health, H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union, Lawrence General Hospital, Long Term Pharmacy Solutions/Spring Health, Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank, Maguire Pest Control, Morris, Rossi & Hayes, Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Rogers Spring Hill Garden & Farm Center and The Savings Bank.

Sommelier Sponsors are Arrow Paper Corporation, Atlantic Charter Insurance Company, Cataldo Ambulance Service, D’Youville Life & Wellness Community, Jackson Lumber & Millwork, Nichols Village, North Shore Bank, Northern Essex Community College, Red Mill Graphics and Torromeo Industries, Inc.

Connoisseur Sponsors are Barrett & Singal, P.C. dba Summit Health Law Partners, Galinksy Plumbing and Heating, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lowell Sun Charities, New England PET Imaging System, Northmark Bank, Reading Cooperative Bank, Sager Family Foundation and Sullivan Bille, P.C.

For more information about the silent auction benefiting Merrimack Valley Hospice, as well as other ways to make a tangible difference in the lives of local patients and families, please visit

About Merrimack Valley Hospice

Founded more than 40 years ago, Merrimack Valley Hospice provides comfort care and supportive services to patients nearing the end of life, regardless of their ability to pay, and free bereavement services for anyone in the community. High Pointe House, a unique and vital component of Merrimack Valley Hospice’s continuum of care since 2009, is an acute care facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts providing exceptional palliative and end-of-life care in a comfortable, home-like setting.

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