The Privilege of Giving Back


The staff of Wesley Homes opened their hearts during the holidays and gave generously to five organizations that support those in need. From Des Moines to Auburn to Tacoma, a few lives were made a little better.

“We wanted to do something that would have a big impact,” said Theresa Hile, chair for the Social Accountability Committee. “We decided to show gratitude to our military, and Christie Webb (Home Health Care Coordinator) suggested Fisher House at JBLM. Malorie Spreen (Lea Hill Life Enrichment Director) contacted Fisher House to gauge their needs, Holly Isaman (Executive Assistant) and I decorated the donation bins, and Bill Masterson and Security distributed the bins throughout the campuses. This was very much a group effort.”

Staff donated five bins of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies and more to Fisher House, a relaxing and safe place for service members and their families while they receive care at Madigan Army Medical Center.

The Social Accountability Team also held a warm clothing drive for the Auburn Food Bank and the Clothing Bank at Midway Community Covenant Church. David Rohland, Office Manager and Outreach Coordinator for the church, departed Wesley Homes with a truck filled with 10 boxes of coats, scarves, sweaters, gloves and more.

Food was also donated to the Des Moines and Auburn food banks, and staff served 95 meals at the final 5th Tuesday Dinner of 2014 at the Des Moines United Methodist Church. “I just have to thank the Wesley Homes staff for their generosity,” said Theresa. “They were amazing.

I know we’re not going to stop and be satisfied with what we’ve done because there’s more to do in 2015. Our mission of service isn’t complete.”

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