Bethany Life Building Tomorrow Campaign reaches goal

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

The Bethany Life Foundation has announced that its Building Tomorrow Campaign goal of $1 million has been reached.

The Building Tomorrow Campaign funds have supported the $17 million construction project at the Households of Bethany (formerly Bethany Manor) in Story City. The Building Tomorrow building project has entered its final phase. The new 18 bed rehabilitation center, LifeBridge Transitional Care Household, is operational and is receiving rave reviews from patients and their referring doctors and clinics. The new long term care household, Christine’s House is now accepting new residents. The Household of Bethany “main street” is coming on line with its new bistro, “Tom and Stevie’s Bistro”; named in honor of Tom and Stevie Walsh of Ames. The salon, wellness center, and library are under construction and will be completed soon.

Betsy Warburton, CEO said in a news release announcing the achievement, “The Foundation’s Building Tomorrow Campaign was a tremendous success. Once again our community has stood by our side as we transform our services to meet the needs of those we serve today and prepare for tomorrow. Bethany Life’s long term viability depends on our vision, our courage and the support of our community. Thanks to all of you we will meet the challenges we face today and those we will meet tomorrow.”

The Households of Bethany is having an open house to showcase the new long term care household, Christine’s House, on July 12. Visit their website at for details.