Operation Home named annual partner, receiving a $5,400 grant from Junior League of Charleston
Charleston, SC: The Junior League of Charleston (JLC) will build wheelchair ramps for Operation Home families during the 2018-2019 League year.
“Families in need of wheelchair ramps are literally trapped in their home without one,” shares Operation Home Executive Director, Miriam Langley. “We are thrilled to have JLC supporting our mission to help Tricounty families stay safe and remain in their homes.”
Operation Home builds 40 wheelchair ramps a year, and the JLC’s financial and volunteer support will help support the program. “In providing both trained volunteers and grant money, we are proud to support Operation Home’s work, and we look forward to the impact this partnership will have in our community,” states Beth Bailey, president of the JLC.
All families Operation Home serves are 50% or below the Median Federal Income, and one in every five households includes a child, 60% have a senior and nearly 90% include a person with a disability. The average monthly income for Operation Home families is $1,139.
About Operation Home
Operation Home has been serving the Tricounty for more than twenty years and serves more than 350 families annually through their critical home repair, wheelchair ramp and heat and cold relief programs. Operation Home focuses their services on households with children, the disabled and seniors. Operation Home collaborates with many area nonprofits, home rehabilitation facilities, social service agencies, and civic and religious groups. Visit www.operationhome.org to learn more.
About Junior League of Charleston
The Junior League of Charleston, Inc., is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Charleston reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origin who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. For more information, visit www.jlcharleston.org.
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