Because no senior should ever have to travel life's journey alone!

You are helping transform the lives of seniors, one need at a time!

100% of your contribution to the GOLDEN CROSS Senior Residents Fund goes directly to the benefit of the senior residents served.

Thank you Christ UMC for your unwavering support!

****13 in 13 Challenge***

Golden Cross Senior Ministries serves the needs of approximately 2,200 seniors residing in the 29 Wesley Living affordable housing retirement communities in West Tennessee, Jonesboro, AR and Murray, KY. One of our most pressing and rewarding initiatives is our provision of remedies for homeless seniors. For example:

Mr. Thomas suddenly found himself without a place to live. He had been living in a substandard nursing home due to his failing health and disability. The living conditions and care at the nursing home deteriorated to the extent that the state of Tennessee unceremoniously shut it down. One of the state’s Managed Care Organizations knew of Wesley Living’s tenet selection plan preference for seniors presenting as homeless. He now had shelter and little else.

Golden Cross stepped in and provided Mr. Thomas with basic furniture and a Move–In Kit. His shelter was turned into his sanctuary!

A Move-In Kit consists of all the basic household items needed to start a new home and a month’s worth of non-perishable food. A descriptive sheet is attached. Each Move-In Kit costs approximately $350 to produce.

The H.W. Durham Foundation has issued the following challenge grant to Golden Cross. During the next 13 weeks, Durham will match every Move-In Kit donated with a matching Move-In Kit.

When  you, your group or Sunday School class donates a Move-In Kit, 2 homeless seniors are positively impacted.

The 13 in 13 Challenge begins Monday April 23!

Donations may take the form of actual items or a monetary donation of $350.

The match will occur for the first 13 Move-In Kits donated.

Please help turn a homeless senior’s shelter into sanctuary!

 

From a resident served with your generosity by Golden Cross Senior Ministries…

Imagine living in a dilapidated home with no resources to repair and bring up to a reasonable standard of living. Imagine not having the finances to keep up with the kerosene heating demands. You are sleeping on a filthy broken down twin mattress. Now, picture yourself in this condition in your late 70’s.

That is what the ministry of Golden Cross does every day. With the generosity we are able to extend to those in need, shelter is turned into sanctuary. Because no senior should ever have to travel life’s journey alone!

Here is the response from the resident after finding his way to a Wesley Living community and being blessed by Golden Cross:

“They gave me a place to sleep, sit down, food to eat, and I really appreciate it.  The furniture is nicer than I have ever had.  My dad was a minister and he always helped others, and I know he was looking down from Heaven, and so pleased that someone helped me.”

Isaiah 58:10, “Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.”