Each year in May and June we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, recognizing important figures in our lives. Perhaps it is no coincidence that these celebrations come so soon after the season of Lent and Easter, for few other holidays better symbolize the human capacity for compassion, selflessness and unconditional love.
It is in this spirit that I am writing to you today, to remind you of our mission here at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA), and ask for your help.
Currently, for nearly 500 residents in our family of PMMA communities, the compassion of others is more than just commendable, it is vital. These are people who have outlived their resources. Without the means to support themselves, they count on us. And we, in turn, are counting on you.
It is gratifying to know that in our entire 67-year history, no resident of a PMMA community has ever been asked to leave because they ran out of funds through no fault of their own. Through your gifts to our Good Samaritan Program for benevolent care we can continue to serve these residents with quality senior services guided by Christian values.
Having to depend on someone else’s generosity is not something these residents ever expected or wanted––they simply have no alternative. Every dollar you give goes directly to support a resident of the PMMA senior living community that you specify.
Your gift of $200, $100, or even $50 means a resident here can continue to receive the benefits of the PMMA mission, regardless of having exhausted their resources through no fault of their own. Just $150 will help provide medicine, shelter, nutrition, person-centered and spiritual activities, and even little things––like new slippers or day trips to local attractions.
Whatever the amount of your gift, please know how much your support means. The health, happiness and well-being of all our residents will serve as ongoing reminders that kindness and generosity are not limited to one group of people or one day of the year.
With heartfelt gratitude,
Bruce H. Shogren
P.S. Contact your local Presbyterian Manor campus and celebrate the life of someone special. A card with the name of your loved one will be displayed in a colorful “balloon bouquet” at the PMMA community of your choice.