If you've stopped by the front desk at the main office at Churchill Estates you may have noticed a small plastic box with a few dollar bills and some coins in it. We are doing our part to help a nonprofit all volunteer organization called the Lane Senior Support Coalition raise money for an emergency fund for low income senior citizens in Lane County helping them maintain self sufficiency and independence.
Your donation will help seniors in both urban and rural area of Lane County with generally one-time services or products unavailable to them through other local State or federal resources. The requests are qualified through Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon, Senior and Disability Services, a Division of Lane Council of Governments.
The number of requests for assistance from the emergency fund has increased each year. Last year the Lane Senior Support Coalition granted double the number of requests than they had in any previous year. So far this year, they are on pace to eclipse that number.
The next time you're at the front desk and you happen to have some extra chance. Please consider donating it to this noble cause.
For more information about the Lane Senior Support Coalition, or to make a donation through Pay Pal, look them up online at www.lanessc.org