Turner Retirement Homes has a long, rich legacy of ministry and will soon celebrate its 90th anniversary. In order to honor TRH and to ensure a full and productive future, the TRH Board has determined to raise $900,000 over the next 16 months. This campaign will culminate at an anniversary celebration planned for June of 2023 during the annual Northwest Christian Convention. We invite you to join us in this endeavor. The title of our campaign identifies our goal: $900,000 for 90 years. The money received will be divided into two parts.
Endowment Fund: $500,000 will be put into our Endowment Fund, a board-controlled investment account consisting of CDs, stocks, bonds, etc. The yearly dividends and interest of these donations will be used for benevolence, as a way to underwrite the costs of financial aid granted to our low-income residents. The ultimate goal of our Endowment Fund is $3 million to offset our yearly financial aid expense of approximately $185,000.
Generally TRH depends on the donations of churches and individuals to pay for financial aid. With the recent increases in prices of food and supplies, competition for employees and the resulting wage increases to keep good workers, along with costs associated with the Covid pandemic, our overall expenses have skyrocketed. The Endowment Fund will help us keep up with these costs.
Property Enhancement: The other $400,000 will be used for property updates, enhancements and new construction, much of which is sorely needed. Turner Retirement Homes has a wonderful history of providing a Christian community for those in their retirement years. It is a ministry of the church that carries some of the burden and responsibility for caring for senior saints who have faithfully served our churches. Many of our faithful pastors and teachers labored on the mission field or in churches that could not or did not pay salaries large enough for the career Christian worker to save adequately for retirement years. The elders who lead well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching. I Timothy 5:17 (NASB)
Offering independent living, gracious living, and a Residential Care Facility that is licensed by the State of Oregon, TRH is supported by congregations and individuals who value our mission to provide a “Caring Community for Christians in Retirement”. We work with churches, individuals, and residents to provide what could not be done alone. Although the current residents of TRH come from all walks of life, professions, and economic backgrounds, we continue to honor the original ministry focus of caring for our career Christian workers.
Contributions to our 900 for 90 Campaign may be made in honor/memory of loves ones, Christian workers who have been a blessing to you, or perhaps historical figures from our Christian Church heritage. 900 for 90 Campaign Kit: If you accept our fundraising challenge, we have a kit of materials to give to you. In this kit you will find TRH brochures, facts and figures, an information page describing various ways to give (cash, gifts from IRAs, stock and securities, property), a list of property needs, Church/Sunday School challenge ideas, a brief history of TRH, a VBS mission emphasis lesson guide (5 day), how to volunteer at TRH, and useful items such as offering boxes, ink pens, and offering envelopes.
Please request a campaign kit by calling the TRH office. Much of the information can be emailed as well. Thank you for considering joining our 900 for 90 Campaign. If you would like a speaker to attend an event to share information about TRH, please contact the TRH Administration Office. We would be happy to get you in contact with one of our speakers.
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