Warminster, PA - In an effort to support the local community, the Protestant group at Ann's Choice retirement community embodied the spirit of giving by donating $19,000 to 14 local charities and the Benevolent Care Fund at Ann's Choice.
The Protestant community is composed of 500 Ann's Choice residents and operated by their own Protestant Faith Council. The council runs the Protestant group with the mission of creating a better world; its approach is to start locally in Bucks County.
To help, the Protestant community donated $1,000 to 14 charities throughout the area: New Britain Baptist Food Larder; Parx Race Track Ministry; Christ's Home Children Services; A Woman's Place; Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need; Bucks County Housing Group; Habitat for Humanity; Meals on Wheels; 4U Drew Foundation; Life Abundant Incorporated; Child, Home and Community; Doylestown Area FISH; Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic; and Health Link Dental Clinic.
The group also donated $5,000 to the Benevolent Care Fund at Ann's Choice. The fund helps provide financial assistance to residents who, at no fault of their own, have exhausted their resources due to unforeseen circumstances.
"We carefully selected each of the 14 charities we thought could most use our support," said Allen Bradley, vice-chair of the Protestant Faith Council. "Our community really focused on the direst needs of Bucks County."
This is the most the Protestant group has donated at one time to the outside community.
"I think it's a fantastic chance for the Protestant group to support the local community," said Jim Sutton, pastoral ministries manager at Ann's Choice. "They see people suffering and decided to take action. I'm glad to have the opportunity to work with such kindhearted people."
Photo Caption: Pictured are the members of the Ann's Choice Protestant Faith Council.
About Ann's Choice: Ann's Choice is one of 19 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Located in Warminster, Pennsylvania, Ann's Choice is home to more than 2,000 residents.