The Gathering Inn was pleased to posthumously honor the legacy of Martin A. Harmon with the prestigious “Leo and Eileen French Spirit of Hope” award. Martin, a California native, purchased his first nursing home at 27 and has since acquired more senior living communities and real estate holdings. He founded several companies, including Western Care Construction Company, Inc., Horizon West Healthcare, Inc., and Platinum Living Services, Inc., and developed various real estate ventures and partnerships. In 1997, Martin established the Armrod Charitable Foundation, which has donated over $22 million to charitable causes, including $4.5 million to homelessness initiatives. Accepting the award on his behalf was his son, Matthew Harmon.