The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The core of our mission is to provide green homes that meet the special needs of disabled Veterans. Features include ramps or no trip thresholds at all entryways, 36 inch wide doors with 44 inch wide hallways. Bathrooms are fully accessible including... Read more
The core of our mission is to provide green homes that meet the special needs of disabled Veterans. Features include ramps or no trip thresholds at all entryways, 36 inch wide doors with 44 inch wide hallways. Bathrooms are fully accessible including roll in shower stalls with grab bars, lavatories that have leg room below, and plenty of turnaround space. Kitchen cabinets and cooking surfaces are set at the appropriate height allowing for comfort while using. Doors are either sliders or have lever hardware and all switches will be placed at just the right height. S pecial design features due to the Veterans' specific injuries are integrated into the home design allowing a more independent lifestyle providing the best living experience for the Veterans. Other design considerations take into account the need for special equipment such as physical therapy machines, pulleys for moving Veterans and other technologies. And finally, these homes take into consideration the needs of the important caregivers who assist these Veterans in their everyday lives.
Our goal is to restore an independent and productive life for disabled Veterans while promoting energy conservation and a clean environment.