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Meals on Wheels to benefit from new memorial fund

Meals on Wheels
Posted at 12:32 PM, Jan 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-31 09:04:51-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Elder Care Services has established a new Memorial Fund that will benefit Meals on Wheels.

The fund is called A Heart That Serves, and it will allow donations to directly support ECS’ Meals on Wheels Program, now and into its future. It will also ensure that home-bound seniors continue to receive hot meals and allow them to remain in the comfort of their home.

Founding donors include Ms. Susan Fortin, Ms. Diane Hale, Ms. Joanne Hale Lazar (all in honor of their mother, Ms. Eleanor Hale) and Dr. & Mrs. Michael Joyce.

“We are grateful for our Meals on Wheels volunteers and their continued commitment to Elder Care Services with the creation of this memorial fund,” said Janet E. Ferris, Chairwoman of Elder Care Services Board of Directors. “The fund will provide a permanent source of revenue to support our mission for generations to come,” said Ferris.

“It was one of our mother’s most favorite things to participate in, and she looked forward to her weekly Meals on Wheels route,” said Ms. Susan Fortin, oldest daughter of the late Ms. Eleanor Hale. “This is our way of creating a lasting legacy for our mother who contributed to Elder Care's 43 year tradition of helping those seniors in need,” said Lazar.

Contributions to the A Heart That Serves Memorial Fund may be made to Elder Care Services, Inc. designated for the memorial fund. For details about making a non-cash gift (such as a transfer of stock, real estate or other asset) or providing for a deferred gift (such as a bequest, life insurance proceeds or retirement benefits), please contact Amber R. Tynan, Director, Development & Communications at 850-921-5554 Ext. 131.