In late June (2016) one of our favorite members of the congregation at The Church of the Holy Trinity (CHT), Rittenhouse Square, Barbara Auritt, suffered a debilitating stroke. Barbara has been a parishioner and volunteer at CHT for over 30 years. She was married at CHT in February of 1988 and has been a faithful participant in the life of the parish community, especially in the Altar Guild. In the Center City neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square, Barbara has been a friend to everyone and a caregiver for many in the community.
She has been a licensed Real Estate agent for years with Berkshire Hathaway, a frequent customer of Little Pete’s, where occasionally she would hold forth on just about everything. Even in her demanding rehabilitation, she remains funny, accepting, prayerful, and determined to stage a full recovery.
In order to reach a full recovery, Barbara is in need of months and months of rehab; however, her recovery will require lots and lots of dollars to pay for her healthcare. Therefore, The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square has setup a fundraiser campaign, the “Barbara Auritt Recovery Fund,” and we hope to raise $30,000 in a very short time as a way to insure continued care for Barbara’s long-term recovery process.
Barbara Auritt has been much loved at The Church of the Holy Trinity and now is the time to give witness to that parish-wide love. At the same time, as we support her rehab, reaching our goal of $30,000 can be a way to inspire Barbara to break through to a full recovery and return to her beloved CHT community.
We will all be very grateful for your help on behalf of Barbara*.
Clergy and Staff,
The (Episcopal) Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA
Please CLICK HERE to make your donation through our GoFundMe page.
SHARING IS CARING – Please also consider forwarding the above-mentioned campaign link and sharing it with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter,
Print a campaign poster (CLICK HERE) and hang it in your apartment building, office space, community center, library, cafe, etc.
*All funds will be received by Mrs. Wendi Auritt Meyer on Barbara’s behalf. Wendi is Barbara Auritt’s Daughter-in-Law.
If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation, you may also write a check payable to The Church of the Holy Trinity, (write “Barbara Auritt Recovery” on the memo line) and send to the Church Offices at: 1904 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.