Ridgecrest Foundation hosts #GivingTuesday event

The Ridgecrest Foundation is honored to host are 3rd Annual #GivingTuesday event. #GivingTuesday is an online global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

In years past, we have raised almost $30,000 with the #Giving Tuesday event to purchase two wheelchair bikes. Our residents have now enjoyed them for over a year. This year the Ridgecrest Foundation Board of Directors and Development Director, Carrie Dreifurst created a fund called “Give and Gain.”  This fund’s purpose is to better enrich, engage and enhance the lives of Ridgecrest residents. One of the projects for the Give and Gain Fund is to improve the two spa areas in our Assisted Living Facility, Oakwood Place. Our goal is to utilize the #GivingTuesday event to help raise the $40,000 needed to purchase two whirlpools and create an environment for the residents in Oakwood to bathe, relax and pamper themselves.

This event is online now and continues until the end of day Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Please go to www.ridgecrestvillage.org and click the DONATE button at the top of the screen. In the notes please put: Give and Gain Fund and be part of the movement to better enrich, engage and enhance the lives of those living at Ridgecrest.

If you have any questions, would like to sponsor, or see how you can help the Ridgecrest Foundation, please contact Carrie Dreifurst, Development Director, Office (563) 388-3431 or email at: [email protected]. The media is also welcomed to request photographs or videos of the remodel and ongoing progress.

Ridgecrest Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports the efforts of Ridgecrest Village, a non-profit retirement community. Located on 22 acres in Davenport, it offers many lifestyle and care options including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long Term Care and Skilled Care. For more information visit www.ridgecrestvillage.org, “Welcome Home.”