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Senior communities answer call from Hope Rescue Mission for donations

Three shuttle buses packed with donations arrived last week at a Hope Rescue Mission warehouse in Sinking Spring, thanks to some generous local residents.

The donations were the result of an emergency drive organized by staff members, residents and family members of residents at three senior living communities in Berks County managed by Heritage Senior Living: Manor at Market Square in Reading, Chestnut Knoll in Boyertown and Keystone Villa in Douglassville.

Manor at Market Square Executive Director Kaitlin Nagle said the drive was started after she received a call from representatives of Hope Rescue Mission who told her that the nonprofit organization was in critical need of clothing and other essential items.

Three Berks County senior living communities recently filled three trucks with donations for Hope Rescue Mission. (Courtesy of Manor at Market Square)
Three Berks County senior living communities recently filled three trucks with donations for Hope Rescue Mission. (Courtesy of Manor at Market Square)

“We are always looking for opportunities to engage our residents in the greater community and give back through community involvement and events,” Nagle said.

Director of Hope Thrift Distributors Diane Schenk said the donations are greatly appreciated and will help the organization continue its mission of making a difference in the lives of those they serve. Hope Rescue Mission has been a place of refuge for people experiencing homelessness in Berks for more than 125 years.

Shawn Brandt, regional director of operations for Heritage Senior Living, said he was proud to see people pull together to meet the urgent need of the Hope Rescue Mission.

“They all did a tremendous job organizing a drive to give back to the greater community,” he said.


Source: Berkshire mont

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