Dear RTP Friends,
At Rebuilding Together Petaluma we’ve been working year round on projects throughout the Pandemic. We sorely miss being able to hold our large volunteer rebuilding projects! We are hoping and planning for an October 23rd workday this year. Stay tuned for that.
But right now we have an urgent challenge and could use your help.
RECENTLY WE WERE PRESENTED WITH THIS NEED: A 42 year old father of three has had MS for the last 5 years. He and his family live in a 2nd story flat with many stairs. He is now confined to a wheelchair and he is in critical need of a way in and out of his home. It is not practical or possible for them to move houses at this time. Rebuilding Together Petaluma wants to install an electric wheel chair lift to solve this. The vendor, Lift & Accessibility Solutions, has already given us a steep discount but because it needs to rise 9 ft rather than the usual 3ft, the lift and installation will cost $18,000.
Ordinarily our funding would be able to cover this but we are stretched thin right now. Unfortunately since we have not been able to hold our large volunteer rebuilding projects our costs have risen drastically.
OHANA CONSTRUCTION and GEARY CONSTRUCTION generously volunteered their teams to do the necessary prep work of extending the upper porch deck to accommodate the lift and pouring a concrete landing and walkway with no charge for labor! Thank You, Hometown Heroes!
We still need to raise $18,000 to buy the lift and have it installed. If you are able to help, please use this link to donate through our website, www.rtpetaluma.org or mail to RTP, 301 Payran Street, Petaluma, CA 94952. We will keep you all updated as we go.
PLEASE SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH OTHERS WHO MAY BE ABLE TO HELP US MEET THE NEEDS OF THIS PETALUMA FAMILY.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Jane, Victoria and the RTP Board of Directors