Tabor Community Services, a non-profit provider of housing and financial counseling services to Lancaster County residents, announced that it has received a bequest from the estate of Naomi I. Martin of Lititz who passed away March 6, 2017.
Bob Thomas, Tabor’s President, said, “Naomi was a wonderful friend and supporter of Tabor’s work for many years and we are especially grateful for the very generous bequest she planned for us to receive. We will be careful stewards of her gift and use it to establish an endowed fund that will support Tabor’s work in helping Lancaster County residents who struggle with housing and personal financial challenges – work that Naomi valued highly.”
Tabor will celebrate its 50th Anniversary of serving Lancaster residents in 2018. As part of the anniversary, the organization is conducting its campaign, 50 for 50: Ensuring Tabor’s Future, with the goal of securing commitments from 50 of its supporters to include legacy gifts for Tabor in their estate plans. Thomas added, “Naomi Martin’s generosity is a wonderful example of how someone can plan a gift that reflects the values most important to them and which becomes a legacy that will live on as it assists the work of a charitable organization they supported.
Established in 1968, Tabor’s County-wide housing services include: assessment and referral for people in housing crisis; rapid re-housing for those experiencing homelessness; emergency shelter and supportive transitional housing; homelessness prevention; specialized housing assistance for disabled persons, women exiting prison and substance abuse treatment, veterans, and those experiencing mental illness. Through Tabor’s Ann B. Barshinger Financial Empowerment Center for Lancaster County, financial counseling/coaching and education services include: household budget and credit counseling; home ownership counseling, including first-time home buyers, foreclosure prevention, and reverse mortgages; matched savings programs; and financial literacy workshops. Tabor serves over 4,600 Lancaster County individuals annually.