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THE CAMPAIGN FOR THE EMERGENCY STANDBY GENERATOR

Thanks to everyone who contributed! 
The goal was crossed in 2014 and the generator is now
installed and ready in case of any power emergency.

 

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Even before the meteorologists had imagined the “monster storm”, Sandy, the Board members and administration at St. Andrews Place were planning for disaster problems. "We have 24-7 responsibility for the health and safety of all those living and working on our senior citizen residential campus, and loss of electricity for some extended period would be serious," said Gil Shew, Chief Administrative Officer. Hence a $170,000 capital campaign has been launched to purchase and install an emergency generator for McCready Manor, the assisted living apartment building.


Should some extended power outage occur at McCready Manor, there would be a severe health and safety threat to some 100 residents, a number of whom are well over 90 years of age. Without a generator to provide basic light, heat or air-conditioning, elevator and meal services, evacuation might need to be considered. However, many residents use walkers or canes, some cannot see well and some are on oxygen full-time. The community shelters would not be suitable, and residents’ families’ homes may not be handicapped accessible. Furthermore, in the aftermath of storms, roads are often closed or very dangerous due to fallen trees and power lines. The only safe option may be “sheltering in place”, keeping residents at McCready Manor.


Speaking for the St. Andrews Place Board, President Ronald Coffman said, “Twenty years ago, thanks to the four founding churches, (First Baptist, First Christian, First Methodist and First Presbyterian), we opened the doors for our senior community. This was forward-looking then. We need to continue to be thoughtful and proactive so that our actions reflect our Christian mission--to represent the love of God by providing affordable care for the elderly. The need for a generator is clear.”


The McCready-Telford Foundation Board, Chaired by Forniss Park, is responsible for collecting the funds. Contributions are tax deductible. Checks may be made out to the McCready-Telford Foundation and mailed to 300 Stocker Drive, Richmond, KY 40475.