We are pleased to be able to tell you about the ways that we have succeeded in our mission.
"For the first time in my 66 years, I found myself homeless. After almost 6 weeks in the two Sarasota hospitals, I discovered that I had no apartment, was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and the Doctor wanted to schedule surgery very soon."
"Not knowing what to do, I went to an acquaintance's house. While sitting on her doorstep, waiting for her to return, I remembered a nice Chaplain who visited me at Doctors Hospital - she mentioned a new charity for seniors; Mission: Seniors International. She gave me a card and told me to call if I was in trouble - now was the time!"
"When my acquaintance came home, she called Chaplain Ivona and was told to take me to The Salvation Army. Chaplain Ivona saw me the next day, apologized for not being available last evening as she was working the election and had worked 15 hours. She was wonderful - made appointments, drove me places (Social Security, Doctor's appointments), and she helped me in many, many ways."
"Labor Day we spent at Doctors Hospital Emergency. We visited Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities. I was rejected by two facilities. Ivona somehow found a facility to accept me, and I am pleased to be settled here." "No one could have been kinder, more caring than Ivona. I feel she saved my life - I shall always be grateful to her and to Mission: Seniors International."
Julianna - September 11, 2010
We are also pleased to report that successful contributions have been made to 2 charitable organizations assisting seniors in Eastern Europe. They are:
The Widows of Poland - 5 widows have received financial assistance for life's necessities
The Men's Soup Kitchen of Poland - funds have been provided for supplies
Personal Assistance - aid in the form of therapy provided to a senior recovering from a stroke
Group Assistance - clothing, including warm, knitted hats, provided to homeless Sarasotans during recent winter cold spells
We look forward to additional successes!