Homewood's Annual Appeal 2019
Homewood would like to ask for your support in for our Annual Appeal. Please consider visiting our Make a Gift page to support our residents.
Here is a message from our President and CEO, Thad Rothrock...
On behalf of the many residents and staff of Homewood Retirement Centers, I extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you for your partnership in our ministry. Because of your generous support, Homewood continues to be a leader in providing quality housing and services to seniors.
You may recall these words written to the Corinthians by the apostle Paul: “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.”
In 1932, George C. Pearson planted a $100,000 seed that many have watered and God has caused to flourish into the Homewood we know and love. Since then people like you have planted additional seeds that are growing today. These seeds are growing in Williamsport, MD; Frederick, MD; Hanover, PA; Martinsburg, PA, and Everett, PA. In each of these communities the seeds provided by our donors are flourishing.
Support of our benevolent care needs has made it possible to care for people, who for reasons beyond their control, are no longer able to fully pay for their housing or services. When other senior living providers would turn them away, we can say, “You are part of our family and help is available.” The RLEEF fund is making exceptional programming and entertainment accessible to all residents. Wow! I wish you could see all the smiles and gratitude after each RLEEF event! Support of capital projects such as cultural and wellness centers is creating quality spaces to serve for many years to come. You are making the difference!
As the year comes to a close, I realize others will be asking for your support. I want to assure you that Homewood’s need for support is as great as it has ever been. Today, seniors find it more difficult to afford the expensive care and services they need. Many are living longer and experiencing unplanned and costly medical expenses. Access to benevolent care, high quality programming and services, and comfortable housing would not be possible for some of our residents without you. I hope that you will continue to plant seeds of support. As you do, I will commit myself to watering the seeds and praying for God’s blessings.