Good Samaritan and Good Shepherd Promise
It started with a promise in 1947, backed by love, compassion and the generosity of family, friends and neighbors. This promise ensures that WesleyLife residents always have a home, even when their financial resources become depleted over time by circumstances beyond their control. Those who receive funds do so anonymously. This program covers the cost of care for residents whose needs cannot be met with government-funded programs. It also provides necessities and comfort items.
Neighbors helping neighbors, that's what being a Good Samaritan is all about. Each WesleyLife community supports its own residents in times of financial need through local fundraising activities and events, such as chili suppers and garage sales. Proceeds from these events are set aside for residents of the community that raised them. Broader fundraising efforts through philanthropic giving also contribute funds to support this promise.
In 2017, just over $1 million was contributed toward The Good Samaritan Program. Your donation is most appreciated because it enables us to keep the WesleyLife promise.
*At The Village, a WesleyLife community in Indianola, this fund is called The Good Shepherd Program because of a pre-existing Good Samaritan charity in that area.
WesleyLife is related by faith to the United Methodist Church and serves persons of all faiths and spiritual beliefs. We are driven by a set of principles based on founder John Wesley’s charge: “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”