Brook Ridge Retirement Community in Pharr Donates Bus to Safe Haven for Kids Emergency Shelter

Brook Ridge Retirement Community in Pharr Donates Bus to Safe Haven for Kids Emergency Shelter

Brook Ridge Retirement Community

Pharr, TX (April 5, 2017) –The Brook Ridge retirement community in Pharr, TX filled a vital need for the soon-to-open Safe Haven for Kids Emergency Shelter in Alamo, TX by donating their gently-used, 14-passenger bus to help provide necessary transportation for children in need. Safe Haven for Kids,  under its Parent Organization 4PLADD, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded by Angela Ridling of Pharr to offer local children immediate protection, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. The shelter, which will open in early summer, will provide a secure and caring home environment for children, from newborn to 10 years of age, from the Rio Grande Valley and South TX According to Ridling, Safe Haven for Kids was created to alleviate the need for local children in distress to be transported to shelter in other cities hours away.

“We are indebted to the fine people at Brook Ridge retirement community as this bus is a critical need to help us transport children in our care to doctor’s appointments, on field trips and so much more,” said Angela Ridling, founder, Safe Haven for Kids. “Brook Ridge could have easily sold this bus, but opted instead to donate it our shelter. We are so very grateful.”

The residents at Brook Ridge are also invested in the long-term vision for Brook Ridge. For months, several residents have been instrumental in help make the children’s experience at the shelter one of comfort and security. Residents have been knitting blankets, hats, booties, and mittens for the children, and have committed to monthly projects to help the shelter and the children.

“It’s caring, generous and dedicated people such as Angela Ridling, who make this world a better place for our children,” said Santos Barrientos, Jr., executive director, Brook Ridge Retirement Community. “This donation bus is just the beginning. Along with our residents, our team at Brook Ridge is committed to supporting Safe Haven for Kids in the future.”

About Brook Ridge Retirement Community

Located in the Rio Grande Valley, Brook Ridge, a Sunshine Retirement Living community, is an all-inclusive, independent living, retirement community offering resort-style living and world-class, professional care and amenities at an affordable price. Residents enjoy three, chef-prepared meals per day served restaurant style, and a host of amenities such as complimentary transportation, free common-area WiFi, weekly housekeeping and on-call apartment maintenance. The community also boasts a hair salon, library, activity center, with a new swimming pool with pool house under construction and coming soon. Residents also enjoy a robust activity program with exercise classes, weekly happy hours, birthday celebrations, day trips and more. For more information, call (956) 467-0973, visit Pharr, TX Retirement Community or connect with us socially at www.facebook.com/BrookRidgeRet.

About Sunshine Retirement Living

Based in Bend, OR Sunshine Retirement Living manages 20 retirement communities in eight states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and professional and dedicated management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit Sunshine Retirement Living or connect with us socially at www.Facebook.com/SunshineRetirementLiving.

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