Menifee Crime Watch honors Hospice of the Valleys as fund recipient

Representatives of Hospice of the Valleys in Murrieta receive funds from Menifee Crime Watch, as their local chapter concluded. Valley News/Courtesy photo

MURRIETA – Hospice of the Valleys in Murrieta was awarded funds from Menifee Crime Watch, as their local chapter concluded.

The Menifee Crime Watch, which was previously Sun City Crime Watch, played a role within the new Menifee Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff Department. Staffed by volunteers who provided crime deterrence and preventions in the area, Menifee Crime Watch’s work included high-visibility patrols, help with DUI checkpoints, community events, crime scene and traffic collision response, as well as fulfilled requests for house checks when residents were on vacation. They were a dedicated group of individuals who wanted to make a difference in their community.

The funds received from Menifee Crime Watch will be earmarked specifically for Menifee patient care expenses that are not covered by insurance. Unfunded care includes items such as bereavement support, medication delivery so the patient’s family does not need to go to a pharmacy to pick up medications, uncovered medical equipment or supplies such as incontinence supplies, the We Honor Veterans program and hospice care should the patient be uninsured or underinsured.

Past Hospice of the Valleys’ board member and longtime supporter, Bob O’Donnell has also been a part of Menifee Crime Watch since 2012.

“I’m so happy that when Menifee Crime Watch was finishing up our work, we were able to give to Hospice of the Valleys, a nonprofit hospice that started right here in Sun City. We are pleased to be able to support their important work in our community,” O’Donnell said.

Anthony Christopher, current Hospice of the Valleys board member, and past board member at Menifee Crime Watch said, “I’ve been honored to serve on the board of both organizations. It was important for Menifee Crime Watch to support an organization like Hospice of the Valleys, a nonprofit that was started in Sun City and has served the community since 1982.”

Hospice of the Valleys is a 37-year-old nonprofit hospice organization headquartered in Murrieta. Its mission is to foster reverence for life, relief of suffering and compassion in loss for the terminally ill patients in the communities they serve. The service area includes southwest Riverside County and Fallbrook and care is provided wherever patients call home – a residence, board and care or other facility. Hospice of the Valleys is also a community resource provider that offers free, public grief support groups, Alzheimer’s support groups, educational workshops and more. It also partners with the We Honor Veterans program. To learn more about Hospice of the Valleys, visit or call (951) 200-7800.

Submitted by Hospice of the Valleys.