Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

June 11, 2014

St. Francis of Assisi makes large donation to FGRS

CROSSVILLE — On June 4, the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church of Fairfield Glade showed their support for the many ways that Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) is helping the residents of Fairfield Glade. The Financial Council of St. Francis of Assisi presented members of the Board of Directors of FGRS a check in the amount of $5,000. In conjunction with this generous donation, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church also pledged a renewable ongoing contribution of $2,000 per year for five years.  Present for this presentation from St. Francis were Roland Wicker, Gerry Weber, Frank Radwick, and Tom Dega. Representing FGRS were Ken Schuning, Pat Gruet, and David Prigg.

The initial donation will be used for two specific programs. FGRS’s Home Delivered Meals received $2,500. These monies will be used to defray the costs of packaging and delivering meals to homebound residents of Fairfield Glade. As FGRS subsidizes a portion of each meal, this donation is greatly appreciated.

Another $2,500 will be dedicated to a transportation program, which is in the development process with a projected launch date of early 2015. This senior friendly program will supply those who are ambulatory but can’t or don’t drive a means of getting to personal essential locations anywhere in Fairfield Glade or Crossville. This program, being established with volunteer drivers, will be similar to that already in existence in Blount County, TN.

Fairfield Glade Resident Services wishes to extend it’s gratitude and sincere thanks to the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Remembering that, “Together, We Can Enhance Our Quality of Life.”

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