Two Chair Lifts Needed for American Legion Post 108
One of our next projects will take place in Little Falls, New Jersey for a very special American Legion. The Little Ferry American Legion Post 108 is a second home to this community of older veterans. Many members of this legion are disabled, some of them are sick and several of them have recently been sent to the hospital.
I was contacted by Rudy, the veteran in charge of membership at the post. He explained their facility was founded over 50 years ago and some of the current veteran members even helped build it. The problem is, there are two steep staircases that lead into the main bar and upstairs to their meeting hall. These staircases prevent the elderly and disabled members from attending events and meetings. This also prevents Rudy from bringing in new members. There are many local veterans longing to join the Post, but decline membership knowing they can't access the facilities.
It’s important to note how dangerous the stairs are. They’re extremely steep and cause a safety hazard for our veterans who meet to hold community events and socialize. Our goal is to raise funds for two chair lifts so they can access their main conference room and bar area.
The first chair lift is a custom curved chair lift
leading to their conference hall that will cost $13,645.00.
The second chair lift is a straight chair lift leading to the bar entrance that will cost $5,500.
There is a $250 / per unit engineering fee bringing the estimated total to: $19,645 + pending permit costs.
With your help, we can provide Post 108 with their much needed chair lifts, open the doors to disabled veteran members and provide a safe environment for our veterans and their friends and family!
“The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.” (legion.org)