“The community has been extremely supportive of the project,” shared Ron Temaat Chairman of the Sunrise Board of Directors. “We needed to raise $1,500,000 and we are within $100,000 of that goal.” A combination of generous support from the Tom Feist Foundation as well as many personal donors has made the fund-raising campaign a success. Temaat continued, “We just need to finish this last leg to reach our fundraising goal, and we will quickly be ready to begin groundbreaking.”
Temaat, along with Sandy Hines, Lorie Stein, Kelly Tasset, Dr. Tim Cornitius, and Theresa Stegman have devoted extensive time and effort to get to this stage of planning. Working alongside Landmark Architects and local native, Josh Vogel of Simpson Construction, the project has evolved into a unique opportunity for seniors to receive care right here in Spearville. The design includes 12 assisted living apartments as well as long term care provided to 14 seniors in a small home design. Temaat shared that the design is different than a traditional nursing home as will the approach to care.
A donor recognition board is planned to forever honor financial supporters. Eight levels of giving have been established ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. If you are interested in supporting the project, please contact Ron or any of the board members. “We are anxious to meet our fundraising goal so we can get shovels in the ground. The support we have seen and felt has been tremendous and we are excited to make this happen.” Temaat can be reached at 620-385-0801 for more information.