PHILANTHROPIC NEED: $100,000

 

Located in Blairsville near the North Carolina border, this complex serves low and moderate income residents.  Branan Towers provides HUD subsidized living in 138 one- and two-bedroom apartments, while Simpson Estates offers 60 owner-occupied cottages managed by Wesley Woods.   Branan Lodge needs a new emergency call system to alert staff that a resident has an emergency. This system would be operable throughout the Wesley Mountain Village campus, using a wireless pendant.


Ms. Catherine Alexander - Blairsville Resident                                  

Resident Catherine Alexander moved to Branan Lodge in 2006.  Since that time, she’s been one busy lady.  That should not be surprising however, considering her life before her retirement.  After working as an elementary school teacher for some years, Ms. Alexander decided she was ready for a new challenge.  Through a friend she learned of a position with the Georgia Council for Children, which led to an eight year career as a lobbyist at the Georgia Capitol.  At the Council for Children she worked to find foster homes and adoptive placements for young female runaways, who were previously being placed in jails.  Her career continued at the Georgia Association of Home Health Agencies, where she lobbied on behalf of sixty home health agencies around the state.  Her different duties often required her to travel to Washington D.C. to meet with Georgia Senators and Representatives, to fight for the interests of those with no voice of their own.  At Branan Lodge, Ms. Alexander is in charge of the resident-run library.  She oversees the day-to-day volunteers, sorts through donations, and orders new books.  Additionally, she is very active in her local church community.  Branan Lodge is fortunate to have her as part of our community.

 

 


Wesley Woods - 1817 Clifton Road NE - Atlanta, GA 30329

404-728-6204


Wesley Woods is affiliated with the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church and Emory Healthcare.