Our community stands strong. You can be a part of turning this tragedy into a blessing. Together we make a difference. Together we stand strong.
We ask you to consider making a donation as we move forward to rebuild, not just a building but our home.
10.10.2018 For a Recovery Update issued 10.10.2018 with update on tornado damage, click here.
10.5.2018 We have not been able to salvage the clothing of the Cherry Street Elders whose rooms were hit by the tornado. Unfortunately, these are items not covered by insurance. Affected Elders are in need of new women’s clothes sizes S to XXL and new men’s clothes sizes L to XXXL - tops, pants, undergarments, sweaters, jackets, and pajamas. Conneautville locals, Cindy and Don Taylor, are hosting a clothing drive at the Conneautville American Legion. Donations can be delivered to: Conneautville American Legion, 909 Main Street, Conneautville, PA 16406 from October 5-10, 2018 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday from 3:00 - 8:00 pm (entry through front or back door). Call (814) 587-2985 with questions.
10.5.2018 For Press Release issued 10.5.2018 with update on tornado damage, click here.
Progress and Continued Need
10.4.2018 Our community is standing strong. We are overwhelmed and thankful for all of the prayers and support that has flooded in from so many. We hope to start readmission of our Elders starting next week, depending on approval by regulatory bodies. Our expectation is to have everyone back home to Rolling Fields within approximately two weeks. There was minimal impact and damage to our Elders' rooms, with more significant damage being contained to only 8 rooms and two Independent Living residences (a separate building). We are truly blessed and thankful for the efforts of all of our Care Partners (employees) and volunteers for all their hard work this week. A special thank you to State Senator Michele Brooks and Congressman Mike Kelly for their support.
Many of our Elders, Care-Partners and Staff have suffered financial and physical losses as a result of the tornado. Some have suffered a complete loss. Funds are being raised by our parent company in Gerry, New York, Gerry Homes, INC. All funds raised will go directly to help Rolling Fields. We have many areas of need, such as:
· Replacement of lost and destroyed personal belongings of our Elders
· Loss of personal and physical belongings of our Care Partners
· Any excess in funds will go directly towards special events and activities for our Elders after they return home to Rolling Fields
We are hopeful and starting preparations for our Elders to come home next week. As you can imagine, it will be quite overwhelming to bring over 160 Elders and our pet family back home. As we begin bringing our Elders back home, there will be more opportunities to volunteer with spending time with our elders as well as prayer and fellowship to ensure their transition back home is a comforting and safe experience.
We are so thankful for our incredible staff and our community for providing food, water, transportation and prayers this week! We ask for your support. Our Elders and Care-Partners mean the world to us and nothing is more important. We thank God for his blessings, the community for coming out in support, and many continued prayers. Thank you again for your continued support during this time.
Photo & Video Footage
10.4.2018 Click here for some quality video coverage from the tornado aftermath from ABC News 5 in Cleveland, OH.
10.3.2018 Click here to view video footage from Fox 8, based out of Cleveland, OH.
10.3.2018 Thanks to one of our trusted media partners, some images of the tornado’s damage to a villa and part of the main facility are available for viewing. Click here to see pictures taken and posted by Erie News Now.
Help Support Rolling Fields
10.3.2018 Rolling Fields, an Elder Care Community in Crawford County, has been hit directly by a tornado. Over 160 residents, our loyal employees, and the childcare we provide on-site have been effected by this tragedy. All residents and employees are currently safe and comfortable until they can move back home to Rolling Fields.
We ask for your support. To the right you will find ways to give.
Our Elders and Care-Partners mean the world to us and nothing is more important. We thank God for his blessings, the community for coming out in support, and many continued prayers. Thank you again for your continued support during this time.
10.2.2018 On October 2, 2018, Rolling Fields, an eldercare nursing facility in Crawford county, was been hit directly by a tornado. At this time no serious injuries have been reported. Two residents have been hospitalized for unrelated concerns. All resident are being evacuated, and at this point our main priority is the elders (residents), care-partners (employees) and all others on site.
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*Rolling Fields was purchased by Gerry Homes Inc. in early 2018 and is currently in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations received by Gerry Homes Inc. will go directly to Rolling Fields Disaster Relief.