Since the inception of our mission, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America has ensured thousands of residents of its commitment that they will always have a home. Established in the 1950s, the Good Samaritan Program provides funding to assist residents who outlive their financial resources through no fault of their own.
To continue to meet the growing need among seniors in our communities, we invited donors to become an “angel for a day” by making a contribution to the Good Samaritan Program over the Christmas holiday. In exchange for a donation to this program, a bell was placed on our Christmas trees as a reminder of their generosity.
A few of the angels among us have shared why they’re compelled to give to this program.
“I just think there’s a need. People are living longer and outliving their income. It’s a scary thing, so I want to help as long as I can.” – Pat, resident and faithful contributor
“I help people when I can. I’m not loaded by any means. I give occasionally. It’s for a good cause. People need help once in a while. If I can help, I’ll help. Every little bit helps. You put the little bits together and you got even more.” – Harold, resident
“I work here and know some of these people who benefit from this program. One lady in particular calls it her home. These people are her family. Can you imagine if she was asked to leave because she didn’t have the funds? That peace that this gives them? This was my first experience, and I think it’s awesome. I’m very willing to help out with that. It’s a wonderful place, a wonderful program. To keep these people in their homes and not ask them to leave. When you tell somebody about it, it’s one thing. When you actually see it benefiting people, it’s another.” – Mandy, life enrichment assistant
“I give to the Good Samaritan Program because it helps out the residents. I love them and would do anything I can to help them out.” — Lisa, housekeeping.