In fact, our long history demonstrates that one person’s kindness can affect literally thousands of lives over many, many years.
In the early 1960s, Sarah Ruth, a local pastor’s wife, touched the lives of an elderly couple in her church community with her servant-heart. Sarah cared for this couple in their own home until it became clear that the couple’s safety was at risk if they didn’t move into Sarah and her husband’s home.
The compassionate care that Sarah poured on this couple helped them avoid what could have been a tragic outcome had Sarah not come to their aid. Upon their death, it was discovered that the couple had gifted Sarah with a $500 endowment.
Sarah took this $500 gift to the elders at her church and cast a vision for what she wanted to accomplish with this seed money. Through one woman’s vision, a small gift of appreciation and the collaboration of many, Glencroft Center for Modern Aging grew to what it is today – a home and care community for as many as 900 seniors.