PEOPLE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE
One of the hardest things I do is tell people in need that we cannot serve them. Usually, it’s because it is outside of our scope of assistance – plumbing, septic, electrical or roofing repair. One day, we will have the resources needed to serve in these areas, but we are not there yet. Another reason I have to say no (or "not yet") is due to the size of the project – it costs more or takes longer than most groups are able to provide. Here are some needs I have had to say "not yet" to:
LARGE RAMP REBUILD
We have a client that needs her wheelchair ramp taken down and rebuilt to code. As it is now, it’s too steep to use safely. Our client’s home is split-level and steps are at every entrance. She calls me the first of every month to see if we have found a group to help. It will take $1500 and at least two full days to complete this project.
YARD WASHING AWAY
Another client is an amazing elderly woman who is a FIVE TIME cancer survivor living on a fixed income. Her backyard is literally washing away and taking the fence with it. This project will likely need many loads of fill dirt and a team of volunteers to help restructure her landscape. It will likely be a two to three day project.
POOL INSTALL FOR THERAPY
One of our clients has an adult daughter with Spina Bifida. She has purchased an above-ground pool that needs to be set up. Some yard leveling will be necessary.
If you, your small group, your company or your church wish to adopt any of these "pending" projects, please let us know. I am looking forward to making the calls to say "YES!"