Source: The Independent

Sweet Charities

by Jessica Mackin

January 15, 2014

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Family Bereavement

East End Hospice’s Good Grief Family Bereavement Center in Westhampton will hold the next children’s bereavement group starting February 3. The group meets for seven weeks. For more info call Angela Byrns at 631-288-8400. RSVP by January 20.

Coat Drive

General Manager Bill Fields and President Irwin Garsten of Apple Honda in Riverhead are collecting coats to donate. Donate your old coats at Apple Honda through February 7. For more info call 631-725-0555.

Helping Kendall Heal

A GiveForward fundraising campaign for East Hampton local Kendall Bahns is being held. Funds raised will go to support her treatment for her lifelong battle with PTSD, eating disorders and depression. Bahns now resides in California. The goal is to raise $10,000 to send her to an in-patient program in Torrance, California at Del Amo Hospital. Del Amo Hospital is ranked number one in the country for a PTSD rehabilitation center and is the only one located in California.

The GiveForward website states, “She has secretly, and sometimes publically, battled with PTSD, eating disorders and clinical depression for the entirety of her lifetime. Kendall is now seeking help after acknowledging her struggles, and recent suicide attempts, which resulted in hospitalization. She is currently in dire need of mental help, rehabilitation, medical treatment and support from doctors and loved ones. At this point, it is far beyond what out-patient treatment can accomplish, and we are looking to secure a stay at an in-patient facility.”

To donate visit and search Helping Kendall Heal.