Our beloved Pine Lodge has been lost to Fire

Please help with a donation to the Fellowship Community

Our beloved Pine Lodge has been lost to Fire image


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Please help with a donation to the Fellowship Community

It's a sad time at the Fellowship Community...

On Sunday, May 31 a fire started in Pine Lodge, where 11 retired elders and 2 co-workers lived, and where our community guest accomations and Weavery were located.

Thankfully all 13 residents and guests of Pine Lodge were able to get out safely, but nearly all of the building and personal belongings were destroyed. It's a monumental loss.

We're grateful to the local fire department and police officers for their help in containing the fire and keeping everyone safe. And we are fortunate and thankful to have the support of the larger community with gifts of clothing, food, and places to stay for those in need right now.

We do have insurance for Pine Lodge and all of our buildings, and we are in the process of working with the insurance company, but there are going to be expenses that won't be covered by insurance that we will have to pay out of pocket.

Rebuilding will be an enormous task, one that will take time and cost a lot of money. For that, we are asking for your help.

Your donation to the Fellowship right now will help us to provide shelter and food for all of those affected by the fire, and to help us replace personal items that are not be covered by insurance.

We anticiapte the need to grow, and we will update this page once we have a better understanding of the costs related to re-building Pine Lodge. Our goal is to provide a new living space in a re-built Pine Lodge for all of those people who have lost their homes in this fire.

The Fellowship Community is a 501(c)(3) non-profit inter-generational community serving the needs of elders through the phases of aging, from independent apartment living to more direct care, all the way through the end of life. Learn more about our work at https://www.fellowshipcommunity.org/.

Please make checks payable to Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Foundation (RSFF) and mail them to 241 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977

If you have any questions, or are interested in donating stock please email us at giving@fellowshipcommunity.org

Thank you for your support in this desperate time for the Fellowship.