2023 Was another busy year for Waverly! With the help and support of our business associates, friends, and families; we plunged for the Special Olympics, collected school supplies for the Baer School, walked to support ALZ and NAMI, volunteered for special events at Baer, held a Christmas toy drive, and even decorated a Bello Machre house for the holidays!
The Pandemic did not slow us down! We continued to support our community through food drives, walking for ALZ, collecting school supplies and food bank items for the Baer School, and holding our annual Christmas toy drive. 2022 Will not be any different! In fact, it started off with our own Jef Eyring participating in the Polar Bear Plunge for team “Walker’s Polar Rangers”!
It is with the generous donations of our business associates, friends, and families that we are able to help others. We are excited to see what more we can accomplish together!
Walker’s Polar Rangers 2022
“DEFY THE ODDS” – The William S. Baer School
All of us at Waverly Construction are very excited to be supporting The William S. Baer School this year!
The William S. Baer School, located in Baltimore City, has served children with disabilities for over 75 years. We have seen firsthand, the immense need for community support in providing every opportunity possible to these very deserving and courageous children. With students ranging in age from 3 to 21 years, their education and care goes far beyond traditional academics. The needs of the students at Baer School cover an overwhelming, and highly individualized, range from medical care to dietary requirements; exercise to calming; learning life skills and skills we all take for granted – such as being able to climb stairs or feed oneself; and everything imaginable in between. It is with dedication, caring and love that the teachers and staff at Baer School give their children the opportunities and tools they need to “defy the odds”.
As some of you may already know, Waverly has a history with The Baer School; from Ed Audy serving on the Board, staff members volunteering for events, and completing needed renovations to their facility. Not to mention a relationship with the President of Baer School’s Partnership Board that spans decades.
A 501c3 organization established in 1994, The William S. Baer School Partnership Board’s mission is to raise additional funds to support the special needs of Baer’s students and to secure volunteers for the school. All
How We Became Involved in ALZ 2015
A major focus this year has been the Alzheimer’s Association. Its missionis one that is very personal to members of our Waverly family, who are facing the daily challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. As you read their stories be low, you will quickly learn the devastation and heartache this disease brings to entire families and their friends. You will also learn that this disease does not only affect the elderly…and it can happen to any one of us…
Kathy, the wife of one of our partners, and a very vibrant personalitywith a passion for travel, was diagnosed 10 years ago, at the age of 52, with a form of Alzheimer’s known as PCA (Posterior Cortical Atrophy). This disease affected her eyesight early on, and as time as progressed, her memories and ability to function and care for herself. A wife, mother, friend, sister, daughter, co-worker – tragically, she can no longer comprehend what these things mean.
Over the years, Alzheimer’s ravaged her brain to a point where 24/7 care b ecame a necessity for her safety and well-being. Even though in-home help was hired, with family and friends pitching in, the toll of this disease was not only claiming the life of Kathy, but that of her husband and three children. With their worlds falling apart and becoming smaller as they spent every spare moment caring for Kathy and mourning the gradual loss of the wife and