Jan 20, 2014

Rest Haven donates to HOPE Foundation

GREENVILLE - Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville recently made a donation to the HOPE Foundation of Darke County. The donation will support scholarships to Darke County students and grants to local non-profit organizations.

Rest Haven gave the gift as a result of a wellness event at the facility. During a 24-hour period, residents, employees, family and friends took turns walking laps around the facility outdoors. As an incentive, Rest Haven agreed to make a donation to a Darke County organization that shared Rest Haven’s philosophy of assisting the community. Participants voted and chose the HOPE Foundation as the recipient.

In all, 113 participants walked a total of 1,640 laps around Rest Haven, which added up to 328 miles! Two employees walked 16 miles each, one employee walked 15 miles, 2 employees walked 10 miles, and multiple employees walked between 6 and 10 miles.

“What a generous way to recognize the dedication these walkers showed,” said Christy Prakel, president of the HOPE Foundation.

“While the HOPE Foundation strives to enrich the lives of Darke County residents, the walkers were making an effort to better their health,” she added.

As the community foundation of Darke County, the HOPE Foundation receives, administers and distributes charitable gifts for the benefit of area residents. For more information, contact Christy Prakel at 548-4673 or visit HOPE’s website at www.hopedarkecounty.com.

Pictured from left: Megan Foster, registered nurse; Tara Rutschilling, administrator; Christy Prakel, HOPE Foundation president; Vicki Wuebker, office coordinator; Teresa Meredith, activities assistant.


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