United Church of Christ’s Retirement Housing Foundation Sends More than $100,000 to Disaster Ministries for Hurricane Relief
Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) has sent a check for $106,652.93 to United Church of Christ’s Disaster Ministries in response to this year’s devastating hurricane activity.
As previously announced, RHF’s Board of Directors agreed to partner with the United Church of Christ’s Emergency USA Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, a special fund designated to specifically help the communities and residents impacted by this storm. This expanded to include Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Gifts received through Sept. 30, 2017, were matched by RHF up to $50,000. A total of $56,652.93 in donations was received by the deadline.
In addition to RHF’s Disaster Relief matching campaign, RHF Charitable Foundation provided almost $25,000 in benevolent support to RHF residents and team members directly impacted by these storms.
Dr. Laverne Joseph, RHF’s President and CEO, sent his thanks to all of those who chose to donate to this cause.
“I am grateful for the generous spirit of our residents, team members, friends and United Church of Christ congregations and conferences, as together we continue to make a difference in people’s lives,” said Dr. Joseph in response to the incredible generosity of the donors,” he said.
Founded in 1961, RHF is a national non-profit organization with a mission to provide a range of housing options and services for the elderly, low-income families, and persons with disabilities. RHF is affiliated with the Council for Health and Human Services Ministries of the United Church of Christ and also co-sponsors housing development with other varied denominational and community organizations. RHF sponsors and manages 191 communities in 29 states and Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. More than 21,000 people call a Retirment Housing Foundation community “home.”
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