Posted by: wrcseniorservices | August 20, 2012

The Beginning

The capital campaign for WRC Senior Services’ newest senior living community The Villas at Water Run officially kicked-off on August 14th in Clarion, PA, with a goal to raise $500,000 for construction.  Prior to the start of the campaign, our office had already started receiving calls from individuals who wanted to help bring this senior living community to Clarion.  As a result, thirty community members are volunteering their time to help with the project! We are humbled by the outpouring of support. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we greatly depend on the generosity of our friends in the community.

A window graphic is installed on the capital campaign headquarters for The Villas at Water Run, inside the In Home Solutions PLUS office on Main Street in Clarion.

The role of volunteers is vital, and it would not be exaggerating to say that society would fall apart without them.  In our town of Clarion, we pull together to accomplish all sorts of goals, from planning the Autumn Leaf Festival to caring for our elderly.  We all have a circle of influence within our home, with our friends and in our community that contributes in a positive way.

We thank all the volunteers who are giving of their time to help bring The Villas at Water Run to Clarion, and we thank all those who support the campaign.

I’d like to share with you a letter from volunteer Vicki Smith of Brookville, who is serving as the chair of our capital campaign committee and is also on WRC’s board of directors.

“WRC Senior Services is excited to be entering a new era in senior services in the Clarion area. The Villas at Water Run will embody the vision of WRC to be the foremost innovator of senior services.

Three generations of my family have received care from WRC. As a consumer, I am appreciative of the quality care, compassion and support shown to my loved ones. Now as a board member, I am proud of the care we provide to our residents in beautiful and comfortable settings.

Vicki Smith, chair of The Villas at Water Run capital campaign and member of WRC’s board of directors

Being involved in the development of WRC’s Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville, I had the opportunity to visit many lovely senior residences across the state. As we toured these communities, I said to myself, ‘The residents of Brookville should and can have such a senior community.’ And now we do.

The residents of Clarion also should and can have a beautiful senior living community. And they will…if we work together to make The Villas at Water Run a reality. I hope you will join me in financially supporting The Villas at Water Run. Generations of your family will benefit from such a community, just as mine has. “

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Theresa Edder
Director of Mission Advancement
WRC Senior Services
814-715-3762
tedder@wrc.org

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