Designate a Mother’s Day Gift to the Methodist Retirement Communities Benevolent Care Fund
“The most deeply implanted impression of my mom, who immigrated here from France though Ellis Island, has always been her relentless belief in me,” shares Ron Jennette, President and CEO of Methodist Retirement Communities. “Getting a B was not okay if I was capable of getting an A. And if I was capable of getting an A, then I should try to be valedictorian. Slacking off was not acceptable. And, if I ultimately could do something with my life and career that gives back or helps others somehow, that would be the best.” He continues, “I will be forever grateful to my parents for setting my path into motion, ultimately leading to this incredibly blessed opportunity to serve the worthy mission of the MRC system. This Mother’s Day, I plan to honor my mother with a gift to the MRC Benevolent Care Fund to help others in need. I hope you will join me by honoring your mother or grandmother.”
Ron states that one of the biggest fears among senior adults is not being able to afford the care they need. Some 70% of those living in nursing homes will run out of money. Instead of putting them in a cab going nowhere, Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC) promises residents they can continue to stay in the home that they have created at an MRC community. In the last three years, MRC has covered over $3 million in expenses for residents with proven benevolent assistance needs.
MRC’s ministry was started by the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodists in 1962, however, MRC does not receive any apportionment or donation dollars from the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodists.
Rev. Jack Womack, MRC Board Chair, says, “This Mother’s Day, we are asking that everyone might consider honoring their own mother, grandmother, sister, aunt or even daughter with a gift to another in need. The donor may designate a gift to honor or memorialize their loved one, and we will acknowledge their gift by sending a card to their designee which announces the gift made in their name.”
MRC’s mission of serving seniors extends to a range of financial needs. MRC annually supports over 300 residents who receive HUD subsidies, as well as 70-100 residents in need of benevolent care assistance. According to Jack, Mother’s Day giving is absolutely vital in raising the funds needed to serve these seniors. “We feel like the residents of all MRC communities are an extension of our own family. And we take care of our family, no matter what.”
Give online at MyMRCFoundation.org or mail to MRC Foundation, 1440 Lake Front Circle, Ste 110, The Woodlands, Texas 77380.