Mothers Day Offering is Used for Charitable Care for Wesley Woods Residents
From Mike Watson
President & CEO, Foundation of Wesley Woods
This Sunday we will celebrate Mother’s Day. As the scripture “Keep loving each other like family” HEBREWS 13:1 CEB reminds us, we have a responsibility for caring not only for our own parents, but also for those who have nowhere else to turn. Wesley Woods is the older adult connectional ministry of our great Conference, and I ask each of you to continue providing your personal support to this annual offering and the charitable care that it exclusively enables here at Wesley Woods.
Over 75% of Wesley Woods residents are dependent on financial assistance. Even more poignant is the fact that 40% of them live below the poverty level, which for one adult is about $10,000 per year. Our annual Mother’s Day Offering is used exclusively for charitable care for those residents who need this assistance to pay for housing costs, meals or skilled care. Next year, Wesley Woods will celebrate its 60th anniversary and thanks to your generous support, we have never had to ask an older adult to leave simply because they ran out of resources. As older adults live longer, more are exhausting their financial resources and relying on Social Security as their only income. Some experience health problems that go far beyond what Medicare benefits will cover. Many struggle to afford simple necessities. That is why your support of the Mother’s Day Offering is so critical.
Each of congregation has received materials for May 12th. In addition, our website also has materials available for download to either print or digitally insert in church bulletins.
To view these materials please visit http://wesleywoods.org/foundation/mother-s-day-offering.html
On behalf of our 1,600 residents, thank you for your support.