Comments from Donors & Recipients

“Thank you so much! There aren’t words enough to express my gratitude for the caring of my son.”

 – Parent whose son used Pine Rest services

“Our gifts to Pine Rest are part of our legacy. Giving to the endowment means we will continue to support Pine Rest’s ministry as long as it exists, even when we no longer do.”

– Planned giving donors, Howard and Verna De Haan

“Pine Rest helped give my daughter more insight into herself and taught her to cope with the angry feelings she was showing.”

– Parent whose daughter used Pine Rest services

“With limited insurance, we were faced with a huge bill for our daughter’s therapy. Through the generosity of your Patient Assistance Fund, our church, and family, the bill is paid in full.”

– Patient Assistance Fund Recipient

“I would like to express my thanks to the Pine Rest Foundation for helping to provide a social worker in our school. He is an important member of our staff. Both students and staff feel comfortable sharing concerns with him. The Foundation makes difficult choices on how to use its money. I believe the money provided to the school social work program is a benefit to the Christian community in Muskegon.”

– Gerald Van Woerkom, Principal, Muskegon Christian Schools

“Thank you to Pine Rest for providing this high-quality lecture series. In a day of diminishing education budgets, you have shared Pine Rest’s expertise with many community professionals. I know that I am not alone in my appreciation of your contribution to continuing education for area agencies. Keep up the good work!”

– Ross Cate, Psychologist, Catholic Social Services

“The reason I became a Foundation member was to assist in making Pine Rest’s mission and quality programming available to my loved ones, my community, and future generations. I wanted to become a part of Pine Rest’s supportive constituency. I was impressed with the services available to members and have enjoyed participating in Foundation events.”

– Norma Van Kuiken, Former Pine Rest Foundation Board Member

Carried, Sustained and Rescued is the story of Roy Vandermeer and his personal experience at Pine Rest.

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