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to honor our fathers, grandfathers and others who have touched our lives. These dear men have loved, disciplined, challenged and believed in us, and they have shared with us their most closely-held beliefs and values.
As I considered how I can honor the fathers in my life, I realized that they would be honored by the ministry of Good Samaritan Society – Red Oak and Villisca. The Hallmark Values that always have and always will be central to our ministry call us to focus on Christ, residents, staff and commu- nity. What we do is rooted in the foundation of God’s never ending love. And, because of Christ’s love, everyone — staff member, resident or community member — is someone. The fathers in my life would be honored by that. How about yours? There is so much hope here.
There’s so much opportunity for the human spirit to thrive. Our residents are cherished, each cared for in a way that suits their own physical,
s Father’s Day draws near, we have a wonderful opportunity
As I considered how I can honor the fathers in my life, I realized that they would be
honored by the ministry of Good Samaritan Society – Red Oak and Villisca.
How to honor Dad on Father’s Day By Brandi Petrik
our residents’ lives better. We also are seeking funds for the Christian Care Endowment Fund (please see below for more details), to expand the memory care courtyard in Red Oak, ans for a major remodeling project in Villisca of the living room, nursing station and beauty shop. All gifts are tax-deductible within
Villisca resident Wayne Johnson and his wife, Nadine, are supporters of the Christian Care Endowment Fund.
emotional and spiritual needs. We cherish them for who they are and what they have to offer. Will you partner with us to help
continue this important ministry? Your gifts will ensure that we can continue to provide a community in which each resident will not only experience God’s love daily, but also will experience the fullest possible life. Your gift will make a big difference in the lives of our residents. And please know how grateful we are for every gift sent our way. There are many important projects
to consider supporting at our centers. An unrestricted gift allows us to provide the little things that make
IRS regulations. Thank you for supporting our centers. V
How you can give
1. By mail You may designate your gift on the enclosed remittance envelope.
2. Go online Visit www.good-sam.com
and type “Red Oak” or “Villisca” in the search box. Select “donate” from the menu at left on the centers’ Web sites.
3. Call us Call Karen Hunter at (712) 623-3170 (Red Oak) or (712) 826-9592 (Villisca) to learn more about giving options.
T he Christian Care Endowment Campaign
The details: In 2010, Good Samaritan Society – Red Oak and Villisca established two Christian Care Endowment Funds to enable the centers to hire a chaplain. A chaplain will lead the spiritual life at the centers by making personal visits with residents, family members and staff members.
Fundraising update: As of May 1, the centers have raised more than $50,000 toward the Phase I goal of $100,000, and are well on their way toward the $1 million overall campaign goal. Jim Petersen was hired as a part-time chaplain two days per week.
Community Connection 2 May 2012
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