Supporters honored at United Church Homes event

St. John’s Evangelical Church received the Diakonie Award, which is presented to congregations that have demonstrated faithfulness, generosity, compassion and encouragement in their support of the UCH mission and its communities. The church has partnered with Fairhaven for decades.

Paul and Sandy Kotterman received the prestigious Ben M. Herbster Award. The award is presented to individuals who best exemplify the philosophy, leadership, philanthropic spirit and achievements of the late Dr. Ben M. Herbster. The Kottermans said Fairhaven serves a vital role for Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County and the surrounding counties by providing long-term care, assisted living and rehabilitation services.

Janet McDaniel received the Spirit Award. The award is presented to individuals who exemplify volunteerism, advocacy, inspiration and spirit for the residents of the UCH communities and their families.

McDaniel, of Upper Sandusky, has been a volunteer with the Fairhaven Volunteer Service Group (VSG) for 20 years.

About United Church Homes: United Church Homes has been “Celebrating the Spirit” of older adults for more than a century. The nonprofit, faith-based organization has more than 1,500 dedicated staff serving 4,500 residents of all faiths in 70 communities throughout 14 states and two Native American nations. UCH is in covenant with the United Church of Christ and welcomes residents of all faiths.

Contact: United Church Homes Communications Department, 740-382-4885