Photo above: Board members of Under One Roof with members of 100 Women Who Care present the donation.
There was a big surprise for all in attendance at the August 12th Board Meeting for Under One Roof. Attending the meeting were members of the non-profit, 100 Women Who Care Beaufort. At their 3rd Quarter meeting, the members of 100 Members Who Care voted to give their $100 per person donation to Under One Roof. When 100 Women Who Care Beaufort founder Jeneane Ryan presented the Under One Roof founder, Richard Drake, with a check totaling $15,000, jaws dropped. The membership of 100 Women Who Care had increased from 125 members at its inaugural meeting in January to 151 members, resulting in a donation to Under One Roof that far exceeded expectations.
Under One Roof’s mission is to provide home maintenance, repairs and modifications for Beaufort’s Aging in Place homeowners who are unable to care for their homes either physically or monetarily. When asked how these funds will impact Under One Roof, founder Drake replied “words cannot express [our] gratitude for the generous grant that [100 Women Who Care] has given to Under One Roof. This will go a long way to implement our mission: helping the Aging in Place homeowners remain in their homes in a safe and familiar environment.”
Jeneane Ryan replied, “Thank you to all our members for your caring and generous hearts. It is because of each one of you that our “little group” is not only surviving but growing beyond all expectations. At this rate, we may have to change our name to 200 Women Who Care!”
Drake will be present at the October 13 meeting of 100 Women Who Care Beaufort to share with the members the impact that their donation will have on Under One Roof’s mission.