Despite the COVID pandemic, Harmony Christian Community is pleased to announce it has raised $97,500 toward its first fundraising milestone of $100,000, and the board has secured $22,500 in matching gifts for the 2021 Midlands Gives effort. The money will be used to purchase the land needed for the project to become a reality.
Right now, there are 2,490 individuals in South Carolina with intellectual disabilities who are being cared for by a parent 65 or older. Simply put, there are not enough places for those adults with special needs to be housed once their parents pass away.
“As a solution, we will build a community where parents would live in their own home and, when needed, take advantage of a full step-down retirement facility and a full nursing care facility,” said WC Hoecke, who cofounded the effort with his wife Catherine . “Our children would live in their own ‘younger home’ on campus with younger staff, enjoying independence with any needed supports.”
The Christ-centered community will allow differently abled individuals and their families to live meaningfully in an inter-generational neighborhood, with a farm, micro-businesses.
Harmony’s Board of Directors includes Katherine Andes, Catherine Boggs, WC Hoecke, Ricky James, Guy Wood and Alex Zelling.
“Together, along with our volunteers and donors, we will create a self-sustaining community where all are valued and all have a future,” WC Hoecke said.
Support Harmony during Midlands Gives and your gift will be matched 100 percent, up to $22,500. Visit https://www.midlandsgives.org/OURHARMONY. Questions? Call (803) 556-3051.
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