Methodists take special collection on Wesley Woods Sunday

United Methodist churches in North Georgia will have a special gift for   Wesley Woods and the older adults it serves.

The more than 900 churches in the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church will hold a special offering collected on Mother's Day.

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson has designated Sunday as Wesley Woods Sunday.

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Money raised will help roughly  75 percent of the more than 1,800 Wesley Woods older adult residents, in 10 different communities, who need financial assistance to remain in their homes, receive needed assisted living and participate in meal plans.

Forty percent live below the poverty level.

In 2016, churches raised more than $245,000. Still, the need for care exceeded the amount required to meet the housing and care needs of all its residents.