Grateful Family Donates to One Company Fund
One of the rewards of living our values is the gratitude expressed by families for all we do for their loved ones. After the passing of resident Mary Lou Hammer at Bedford Falls in Bedford, N.H., her daughter, Mary, sent this note:
Dear Bedford Falls Staff,
I wanted to thank you for the wonderful care you gave to my Mom over the past 10 months. I couldn’t have been better pleased by your patience, kindness, concern, respect and support you gave her, my Dad and the rest of my family. You are a wonderful group of people who have my heartfelt thanks and gratitude!
The family wanted to do more to express their appreciation, so Mary asked Executive Director Rob Memmolo if there were a fund for the staff. Rob told her about One Company Fund, our registered 501c3 that supports Benchmark associates in need. Mary’s family donated $250 to OCF and also treated the associates to a big bag of Panera cookies and pastries.
“With exceptional compassion, our associates engaged Mary Lou on a deep level,” says Rob. “They focused on giving her the best quality of life possible during her final days with us. We’re fortunate to have so many associates who are Called to Care at Bedford Falls.”
About OCF: Since its inception in 2007, Benchmark associates and vendor partners have raised over $3.5 million and distributed $1.6 million in grants to associates and their families. In 2017, the fund provided 167 grants and distributed $332,000 to associates in need.