Church
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Partnerships

Combining resources for greater impact

The Village at Orchard Ridge—A National Lutheran Community is proud to provide a ministry of service to older adults alongside many church and community partners. It is through such partnerships that The Village at Orchard Ridge can truly fulfill its mission and reach out to the greater community.

Some of our partners:

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA), and the local Synods:

  • Delaware-Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Metropolitan D.C.

From these Synods, we draw leadership on our Board of Trustees, as well as financial support for our ministries. We offer these Synods our support to the congregations within the Synods on a variety of older adult care topics, sharing the expertise gained through more than 130 years of experience.

Click here for more information: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Lutheran Development Alliance

The Village at Orchard Ridge participates in this pan-Lutheran organization that assists its members in raising philanthropic funds. Please contact Yvonne.lembo@elca.org with any questions.

Thrivent Financial

Thrivent members can make an impact at The Village at Orchard Ridge by supporting the Benevolent Endowment, Winchester Fund or Employee Tuition Reimbursement Fund with their “Choice Dollars.”

Amazon Smile program:

Amazon will make a gift to The Village at Orchard Ridge if you shop this way:

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com and use your same Amazon password.
  2. Choose The Village at Orchard Ridge as your charity.
  3. Whenever you order from Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com first.
  4. Amazon will give .5% of your purchase price so you can help older adults.

To explore partnership opportunities, please contact Brad Snowden, at 540-431-2827