The following note appeared in The Gazette: Maryland Community News Online, announcing two new grants for B'nai B'rith Homecrest House:
The B’nai B’rith Homecrest House in Silver Spring received a $60,000 grant from the state of Maryland for improvements to its Edwards Building, which provides services for low-income seniors.
Improvements will include replacing the carpet and flooring.
The house also recently received an unspecified grant from the Washington, D.C.-based Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to help with medication and therapeutic massage costs.
Homecrest House is an interfaith, nonprofit senior residence on 10 acres of land, with its own lake. Three buildings provide 235 apartments for independent seniors and 42 apartments for personal care services. There also are some apartments for adults with physical mobility challenges.
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B'nai B'rith is the largest Jewish sponsor of federally subsidized housing for the elderly in the United States with 42 buildings in 27 communities.
Each of the B’nai B’rith buildings has dedicated staff that are continually looking for ways to enhance the lives of the residents, and being able to provide medication and therapeutic massage to the residents, as well as improving the aesthetics of the building accomplishes that goal.
People helping people, that's what B'nai B'rith is all about. The success of our program cannot be measured by the number of apartment units we have built, because buildings are more than just bricks and mortar.
Our success is measured by the many lives we have touched and indeed, enriched.
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