We are two-thirds of the way to our $75,000 fundraising goal for the purchase of ramps and lifts for our homeowners with limited accessibility. Can you help?
Sutter Hospital has shown their support for Habitat for Humanity’s Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts program with a $2,000 donation. Since its creation last year, $49,800 has been raised towards the program that offers wheelchair ramps, wheelchair lifts, and a variety of handicap accessibility modifications to qualifying veterans, seniors, and disabled individuals in Lake County. Several Lake County homeowners have been given assistance to date. Sutter Hospital’s generous offering will assist Habitat for Humanity in reaching their $75,000 program goal and will provide assistance for additional homeowners.
To help the Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts Program reach its goal, donations may be sent to Habitat for Humanity Lake County, PO Box 1830, Lower Lake, CA 95457 or you may contact the office at 707.994.1100 for more information. In addition to monetary donations, donations of wheelchair ramps or wheelchair lifts are also encouraged.
Veteran Mona Allen on her new wheelchair ramp.
Habitat for Humanity Lake County is providing wheelchair ramps and lifts to in-need military veterans, thanks to local donations to the Habitat Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts Initiative, in addition to funds received from the Home Depot Foundation’s Veterans Repair grant. To date, wheelchair ramps and lifts as well as critical home repairs have been provided for ten Lake County veterans and more are scheduled in the coming weeks.
Mona Allen served in the US Navy as a licensed vocational nurse stationed in San Diego, tending wounded American servicemen returning home from Vietnam. Vibrant and outgoing, Mona came to Habitat for Humanity seeking a wheelchair ramp to accommodate her disabilities. She had no idea how much help was available to her. With the Home Depot Foundation Grant, Habitat was able to repair plumbing issues in her bathroom, install a more efficient heating system, and provide other repairs in addition to the wheelchair ramp she initially requested. Says Allen, “I’m very grateful to Habitat for everything they’ve given me and my family. Getting in and out will be so much easier now.”
Give the gift of freedom by providing a military veteran with a wheelchair ramp or a lift, by donating $3,000 to the Wheelchair Ramp and Lift Initiative. To help a veteran or for more information, contact Habitat for Humanity Lake County by phone at 707.994.1100 or by email or come into our office at 16285A Main Street, Lower Lake. Any donation is appreciated. The veterans of Lake County urgently need and appreciate your support.
Habitat for Humanity needs your help.
How would you feel to wake up each day knowing that, due to a disability, you were unable to get out of your home? What would you do if you suffered a debilitating condition and were told you could not go home if you could not get in to your home on your own?
There are too many in our community faced with this reality every day. Men and women forced to crawl on stairs to get in and out of their homes, individuals who have to rely on friends, family or neighbors, or have become shut in, trapped by the inaccessibility of their own front door.
Habitat for Humanity became aware of this unfortunate situation in the course of providing home repairs to Lake County residents, and from this need the Wheelchair Ramps and Lifts Initiative was born. Through this initiative, Habitat for Humanity strives to provide wheelchair ramps and lifts to low income homeowners in Lake County. This program will give some the opportunity the freedom to be able to remain in their homes instead of being forced into care facilities adapted to suit their mobility needs.
Habitat for Humanity has an initial fundraising goal of $75,000 towards this Initiative. $20,000 has already been committed to the cause. For a donation of $3,000 a wheelchair ramp or lift can be supplied to a person in need. The more funds that are raised the more disabled Lake County residents will be helped. You are encouraged to send donations towards the purchase of wheel chair ramps and lifts for the community to Habitat for Humanity Lake County, PO Box 1830, Lower Lake, CA 95457. Or if you have a wheelchair ramp or lift to donate, please call the Habitat office at 707.994.1100. Your donation is tax deductible!