Pitman Manor Receives The United Methodist Homes Pace Setters Award
James Clancy, the Executive Director of Pitman Manor, recently announced that his community received the prestigious Pace Setters Award from the United Methodist Homes (UMH) of New Jersey. He added that Pitman Manor was recognized for collecting the most money from associates over all the other UMH communities for the Fellowship Fund. Barry Wehrle, a former UMH board member and present Coordinator of Church Connections, was on hand to present the award and added that is the first of three awards that will be presented in the 2013 campaign season. The next two awards will be presented to the UMH community who collects the most donations and the other is for the highest percentage of participants in each community. Wehrle added that Pitman Manor is no stranger to accolades, having earned three previous Pace Setters Awards and one Certificate of Excellence from the UMH Home Office. According to Patti Davidson who has organized the Fellowship Fundraising campaign since 2010, “The annual donations to this fund help Pitman Manor to keep its promise never to ask residents to leave if they run out of financial resources. The Fund distributes money for charitable care and capital improvements to benefit residents in UMH senior living communities.” The UMH Fellowship Fund is an integral part of Pitman Manor and supports residents who no longer have the ability to pay. “Residential expenses covered by the UMH Fellowship Fund range anywhere from doctor visits not covered by insurance to clothing or personal care products. I know I speak on everyone’s behalf when I say how much we appreciate the efforts, hard work and enthusiasm of the Pitman Manor Fellowship Fund team members who have raised $61,160.14 for our residents since 2010,” said Clancy.