We here at Ascentia are grateful for the abundance we have received and we value our residents and the opportunity to serve them. That is why we started the Ascentia Mercy Fund more than a decade ago - as a way to bless residents. The fund started out issuing gift cards to help our residents during the holiday season to help with meals and gifts.
Over time the fund has grown to be able to meet extreme and unexpected resident needs that arise throughout the year. In addition to issuing gift cards around Christmas, we seek out residents in our communities who are struggling due to illness, under-employment, job loss and various other hardships. For example, the Mercy Fund donated $11,550 to residents of River Valley Village in Longmont, Colorado, in 2013 when flooding caused emergency evacuation and devastated property and homes.
The Mercy Fund receives donations from Ascentia employees, vendors and investors and the company matches annual donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis. Each year the Fund raises roughly $25,000 and uses those funds to help residents identified by community managers as experiencing hardship. Our residents often take time to express their gratitude and we include a few of their notes here.
The Mercy Fund gives everyone an opportunity to join in and contribute to a good cause while ensuring that Ascentia communities continue to be great places to live and work. We invite you to join Ascentia in being abundance-minded!