Sarasota, FL: The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board of Directors has awarded Pines of Sarasota Foundation $202,000 to support Pines of Sarasota’s Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.
The Pines of Sarasota campus stood up remarkably well to the hurricane, but still sustained damage. Funding from Barancik Foundation will allow Pines to replace air conditioners, deployed a temporary chiller, repair roofs and pay staff for overtime hours incurred as they worked diligently to care for residents during the hurricane.
Resident care and safety is Pines number one priority. Pines’ residents were safe and secure at all times, during and after the storm. Temporary fixes have already been made until permanent repairs can be accomplished.
“We applaud Pines of Sarasota for the compassion and wonderful care the organization provides our community’s most vulnerable senior residents,” said Teri A Hansen, Barancik Foundation President and CEO. “We are honored to be able to assist Pines as it recovers from the hurricane.”
Pines of Sarasota is a preeminent not-for-profit provider of rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care for seniors. Pines’ President/CEO John Overton said, “For a nearly 70 year old lady, Pines stood tall during the storm. With this support from Barancik Foundation, we will be able to repair much of the damage Irma caused. On behalf of our residents, I extend sincere thanks.”
“Pines of Sarasota Foundation is grateful to the Barancik Foundation Board of Directors for their support and their belief in the vital service that Pines of Sarasota brings to our community,” said Janet Ginn, Pines of Sarasota Foundation Interim President. “After Irma, we needed immediate assistance, and in less than 24 hours the gift was in our hands. We will be forever grateful.”
For more information about Pines of Sarasota Foundation or Pines of Sarasota Rehabilitation and Senior Care Community, please contact Janet Ginn, Interim President of Pines of Sarasota Foundation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.