Good Samaritan dinner & auction raises $39,000 for area seniors
Fort Scott Presbyterian Village thanks citizens for their support
More than 500 people raised $39,000 for the Good Samaritan Program at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s annual dinner and auction May 2.
Sale items included a car, John Deere lawnmower, collectible glass, quilts, furniture and indoor and outdoor household goods donated by area businesses and residents. Proceeds support the Good Samaritan Program, which provides financial assistance to Presbyterian Village residents who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of their own.
“We are so grateful for the support we receive each year for our dinner and auction,” said Ginger Nance, executive director at Presbyterian Village. “There were enough items to fill both sides of the garage and overflow into the outdoor parking area. We want to thank everyone who sponsored, volunteered, donated items, purchased dinner, bid on or bought auction items or participated in our raffle.”
Bruce and Carol Majors of Fort Scott won the trip to Santa Fe, N.M.
“I’m truly humbled by the commitment that our community, tenants, employees, donors and friends all have to the Presbyterian Village mission,” Nance said. “Each year, I am left feeling so touched after seeing how so many pull together to ensure that our seniors’ needs are met in our community. It is exhausting work but in such a great way! There’s no better feeling than knowing and seeing God’s work take place right before our eyes!”
The ticket sales including the dinner, trip raffle, sponsorships and auction totaled just over $30,000. The proceeds were added to the $5,050 in proceeds from the sale of Bob and Faye Steele’s household goods in August 2017, bringing the combined total raised for the Good Samaritan Program to $39,250.
The Steeles gave the household items of their estate to Presbyterian Village to be used in our Good Samaritan annual auction. Moving and storing a large number of items was a challenge, so Presbyterian Village had an auction at the Steeles’ farm in August.
For more information about Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s independent and assisted living services, accommodations or amenities, contact Becky Kellum at 620-223-5550.
If you would like to partner with us to learn how you can make a difference in a seniors life through the Good Samaritan fund estate planning, please contact Ginger Nance at (620) 223-5550, [email protected] or the Presbyterian Manor development team at 800-336-8511 Ext. 1222. Every dollar truly makes a difference.
Fort Scott Presbyterian Village has been offering independent and assisted living apartments for seniors from southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri since 1994. Learn more at FortScottPresbyterianVillage.org. It is a member of the nonprofit Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America network of 17 communities and two hospices in Kansas and Missouri. Learn more about PMMA at PresbyterianManors.org.