Wittenberg Village residents stay busy fundraising and donating
January 18th, 2010
With the help of the Crown Point community, staff, families and other residents, the Wittenberg Village Resident Council has raised enough money to buy their community a new wheelchair. Over the latter months of 2009, the residents of Wittenberg held a fundraiser selling Fanny Mae Candies. They worked diligently to raise money with the intention of putting it towards something to benefit others. In the end they raised about $340.00, and used the monies to purchase a state-of-the-art adjustable wheel chair. It is able to accommodate very short people all the way to people as tall as Shaqueal O’Neal. It has an adjustable back that reclines greatly, almost like a la-z-boy. Residents seem to be impressed with this new chair. Resident Margaret Ruffle saw it and said with a smile that the chair was “unreal.” Residents pose with the new chair they earned and donated.
Where did they get the idea to purchase the chair? Resident Sue Strong explains, “I overheard a maintenance man say that we don’t have many new chairs coming in, so I thought, why not use the money to begin the process of getting new chairs here at Wittenberg?”
“It was neat to see their (residents’) faces when they saw the chair for the first time,” said Pastor Cory Wielert. “There were a lot of smiles when they finally saw what they’d been working for. We are blessed to have residents at Wittenberg who are so involved with the community, and the community at large.”
Wittenberg Village residents have held many fundraisers in past years, and residents are continuing to better their community and the world at large in 2010. On Sunday, residents voted to send $200.00 from their chapel offerings to aid the people of Haiti.