Fellowship Community

Fellowship Community's Fundraiser

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Help provide new homes for those who lost them…

Support Our Displaced Senior Members Today!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$228,517 towards $300,000

Updated August 17, 2020

Dear Friends,

We've reached an inspiring milestone... With your support, we've raised more than half of the $300,000 needed in our first phase of fundraising for Pine Lodge!

These funds will be used to provide temporary auxiliary housing and will replace lost items that were not covered by insurance for the elder members who lost their homes in the Pine Lodge fire.

We have reached this critical half-way point because of your support, and everyone at the Fellowship Community is so grateful for all that has been given.

To reach our goal, we are asking you to help spread the word about the fire at Pine Lodge with your own family and friends.

In addition to asking them to join you in supporting the Fellowship Community, you can let them know why the Fellowship Community, or someone who lives here, is so important to you. You can share with them a story or memory that you have about the Fellowship, and let them know how devastating this fire has been to all of those who lost their homes and to the entire community.

With your continued commitment and generosity, we are sure to reach our goal of $300,000 and provide homes for the seniors who lost them.

If you have not had an opportunity to make a gift in support of our Rebuild Pine Lodge Campaign, please consider making a gift today and ask your family and friends to join you, too!

With All of Our Thanks,

The Development & Fundraising Group

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Updated August 1, 2020

Dear Friends,

Wonderful news! With your help, we've raised 100% of the $20,000 Matching Challenge Grant from the Lawrence Carter Family Fund!!!

The Fellowship Community is grateful to our sponsors Larry Carter, his wife Lady and children Phoebe and Phil for providing the resources for this matching challenge grant. We are so grateful to each individualwho helped us meet and exceed our goal for this challenge in such a short period of time!

Your contributions are making a real difference in helping to provide new homes for those who lost themin the recent fire at Pine Lodge.

While we celebrate this milestone, we still have a ways to go before we achieve our initial campaign goal of $300,000. Together, we can do it!

Our sincere thanks for all that you continue to give to the Fellowship...

With Gratitude,

The Development & Fundraising Group

Updated July 29, 2020

Dear Friends,

Here at the Fellowship Community, we are deeply moved by the generosity that so many have shared in support of the elderly residents who lost their homes in the recent fire at Pine Lodge.

With your help, we've raised more than 75% of the $20,000 Matching Challenge Grant from the Lawrence Carter Family Fund!

We only have a few days left to reach the full $20,000 match by July 31st.

Your contributions are helping to provide housing and support for all of those individuals directly affected by the fire, and for the entire Fellowship Community.

Your gift today, no matter the size, will make a tremendous impact. For everything you do for the Fellowship Community, thank you!


The Development & Fundraising Group

Updated July 9, 2020

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to announce a $20,000 MATCHING GRANT from the Lawrence Carter Family Fund!

Our generous donors Larry, his wife Lady and his children Phoebe and Phil are dedicated; Member, Co-worker and children of the Fellowship Community.

From now until July 31st, every dollar that you donatewill be matched by the Lawrence Carter Family Fund, up to $20,000!

Now's your chance to double your impact by raising an additional $40,000 to help those affected by the fire at Pine Lodge.

Your donation today will help get us closer to our $300,000 goal, by the end of July. These funds are needed to house residents who were displaced by the fire at Pine Lodge.

Many of you have already given to help support the Fellowship Community and those affected by the fire, and we are eternally grateful for your support!

Please share this page with your family and friends so they can join your efforts.

Thanks again for everything you do to support the Fellowship Community!


The Development & Fundraising Group of the Fellowship Community

Want to Double your impact?

Ask your employer about their matching gift program! Then contact us at giving@fellowshipcommunity.org

Updated June 12, 2020

On Friday, June 12th a group of local politicians came to survey the devastation left behind from the fire at Pine Lodge on May 31st, and to meet with residents and community leaders.

During their visit, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, State Senator David Carlucci, Mayor Rosario Presti and Deputy Mayor Grant Valentine all pledged their support to help those affected by the fire and to assist in rebuilding Pine Lodge.

NY State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee has been a long time friend and support to the Fellowship Community.

During the visit last week, she remarked "I felt terrible when I heard about the situation with the fire, but at least nobody was injured.

I will work with you and see how I can be of assistance, as you move forward and rebuild."

NY State Senator David Carlucci also lent his support, saying "the Fellowship Community is an example for the rest of the state and the rest of the nation, of what can be possible, ...with healthcare done that is integrative and in the least restrictive setting."

He continued "The elected officials here will rally behind you to help you rebuild. We know, with the team we have here, that you'll build back bigger, and stronger than before.

Chestnut Ridge Mayor Rosario Presti shared words of support. He remarked that "the village (of Chestnut Ridge) will do the best it can to continue to support you."

Looking to the future, he added "the next building is going to be green, and state of the art. We'll look at the positive. When the residents come back, their new home is going to be beautiful, and something that everyone will be proud of."

"When I look at this, my heart just goes out" noted Chestnut Ridge Deputy Mayor, Grant Valentine. "Fortunately no-one got hurt. We can always rebuild a building, but we can't rebuild lives."

He went on to say, "Senior citizens are the fastest growing population in Rockand County. Here in Chestnut Ridge, we will do all we can to help, because this place is a vital resource for Rockland County."

We will need significant funds to rebuild a new residence and restore the homes lost in the fire.

The exact costs to replace and rebuild are currently being assessed, but the Fellowship Community has already started a fundraising campaign to rebuild Pine Lodge.

The outpouring of donations has been so heartening, and we are thankful to all of you who have already generously contributed!

Thank You.

Updated June 1, 2020

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!