Wesley Woods 2016 Mother’s Day Offering Raises $245,669

Dan Curran  /  January 26, 2017

Leaders of the Foundation of Wesley Woods are grateful to announce that, thanks to the members of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, $245,669 was raised through the 2016 Mother’s Day Offering. Funds raised help 75% of the over 1,800 Wesley Woods older adult residents across 10 communities who need financial assistance to remain in their homes, and 40% of whom are living below the poverty line.

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“I was honored to receive recognition that RUMC led the North Georgia Conference in giving to the Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering in 2016,” said Dr. Mike Long, senior minister of Roswell United Methodist Church. “My good friend Bill Britt, senior minister at Peachtree Road UMC, has led the conference in giving to Wesley Woods for the past nine years. Wesley Woods is the true winner in our friendly competition each year, but it sure was nice to see RUMC at the top of the conference leaderboard!”

“At Wesley Woods, we exhaust all resources to ensure our seniors never have to leave what has become their home because of their financial circumstances,” said Tracy Crump, president and CEO of the Foundation of Wesley Woods. “This unique policy is only made possible by the generous support we receive from donors and the annual Mother’s Day Offering.”

While churches responded generously in 2016, the need for benevolence care still exceeded the amount required to meet the financial needs of all its residents. Wesley Woods is seeking more support in 2017 so it can provide appropriate care for all in need.

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has designated Sunday, May 14, 2017 as Wesley Woods Sunday in the more than 900 churches of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

To receive more information about the Wesley Woods Mother’s Day Offering, please contact Kelly Harris at kelly.harris@wesleywoods.org or 404-728-6204.

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About the Foundation of Wesley Woods
The Foundation of Wesley Woods serves as the connection point between the generosity of supporters in the community and the practical, life-changing work of Wesley Woods. Through the philanthropic support of our generous community, older adults of all income levels, races and faiths have a caring community and live thriving lives full of independence and contribution. Through the Foundation, significant benevolence care is extended to those individuals who have outlived their financial resources.

About Wesley Woods Senior Living
Wesley Woods Senior Living supports healthy aging by helping older adults live independently longer, with a higher quality of life, via resident-centered communities.  Founded in 1954 with the mission to assure all older adults age with grace, dignity and purpose, Wesley Woods provides safe, affordable residential housing and support services for older adults throughout North Georgia.  It operates 10 residential communities, including five HUD communities, in Atlanta, Augusta, Athens, Blairsville, Roswell and Newnan.  More than 1,800 older adults, 75% of whom will need financial assistance and over 40% of which live below the poverty line, are served annually in Wesley Woods residential communities, primarily in independent living settings.  Some communities also include a continuum of care, which includes independent living services, assisted living services, memory care and skilled nursing care.

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