Habitat Lake County Helps Another Veteran

Adam Scherer and his dog Rocco ride the new wheelchair lift at their Lake County home.

Adam Scherer and his dog Rocco ride the new wheelchair lift at their Lake County home.

From the time he could hold a pencil, Lake County resident Adam Scherer longed to be an architect. After high school, he entered the U.S. Army and served for 10 months during the Vietnam War out of Camp Pendleton in San Diego as a Bulk Fuels Tech before being honorably discharged as the sole surviving son in his family. After the war, he fervently pursued his passion and worked as an architect until his retirement. A twenty-five year resident of Lake County and a recent amputee, Adam came to Habitat for Humanity for assistance getting into and out of his home. Habitat for Humanity, as part of the Home Depot Veteran’s Repair Program, assessed his hill-side home and installed a wheelchair lift and built a sidewalk to enable Adam to get his wheelchair in and out of his home and from the house to his driveway.

Says Adam of the modifications done to his home, “It is fun going up and down; the lift and sidewalk have been very helpful. I love that the lift lets me get into my garden and that I no longer get the chair stuck in the mud when it rains. I appreciate the work Habitat did for my house.”

If you are a Military Veteran homeowner or if you are a Veteran who resides in a family member’s home and require repairs or accessibility modifications made to the structure to accommodate a disability, Habitat for Humanity encourages you to apply to the Veteran’s Repair Program. If you have any other questions, please stop by the office at 16285A Main Stret in Lower Lake, call the office at 707.994.1100, or send us an email.