Support a Lady Veteran in California Who Needs A Floor in Her Trailer. She served our country and now she’s disabled and live in a dangerous situation. Her floor is breaking apart making it difficult for her to get around in her wheelchair to assist her adult autistic son. We’re not sure her son’s condition, but we do know she can use a little help to survive on a day to day basis.
Denise, an Army veteran, is a paraplegic who was injured while stationed in Germany. She owns and lives in a double wide trailer with her teenage autistic son Mitchell. Here is the problem – The floors in Denise’s trailer (built in the 70’s) have become soft from years of wheelchair use and are a safety issue throughout the trailer.
Thus, she has secluded herself in a back bedroom limiting interaction with her autistic son Mitchell, and to the VA Hospital facilities and programs she needs. Over the years a semi-hoard has also developed in the trailer.
The mission is to make the trailer safe by cleaning out and removing the hoard, re-sheathing the floors with 5/8 T&G plywood, repainting the interior dark walnut paneling, and to move Denise out of the back bedroom into the front family room where there is a large living area for her wheelchair, bed, TV, and crafts tables. This also allows her easier access to the bathroom, kitchen, and wheelchair ramp.
Home Depot has donated all the materials we will need through their Team Depot Foundation. The Paralyzed Veterans of America are sponsoring the Event.
We need about 8 volunteers to help us clean out the house, take trips to the dump and Denise’s storage, and to re-paint the interior of the trailer. She lives in Lancaster. Meals and transportation will be provided.
I am trying to coordinate the job on a Saturday mid June. We will be at the job site for about 8 to 10 hours.
We are looking for some Stand-Up Americans to help us, help Denise, a Disabled American Veteran and her son Mitchell, that have fallen between the cracks. Literally, they are falling between the cracks!!!
Meals and transportation will be provided