Impact Project Saves Homeowner And Taxpayers Over $10k With Handicap Ramp
Published: October 18th, 2019
By: Zachary Meseck

Impact Project saves homeowner and taxpayers over $10k with handicap ramp (Zachary Meseck Photo)

GREENE – The Impact Project recently visited a family in Greene and installed a handicap accessible ramp that organization representatives said would have cost them more than $10,000, but was necessary to keep the homeowner in their home.

According to The Impact Project Founder Jim Willard III, Edward “Jack” Najarian is a senior citizen living in Greene that has been struggling with getting in and out of his home.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday last week, over 20 Curtis Lumber employees along with other volunteers worked at 5 Jeffrey Heights in Greene to build Najarian a handicap accessible ramp that would allow him to leave his home without being carried.

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“Being in a wheelchair for the last three years and living in a home with no handicap accessibility, it's been real tough,” Willard said. “This is about making sure that Jack could remain in his home, keeping in him a place he’d rather be, and off of assisted living or programs like it.”

He said Najarian and his children have tried several agencies and other options for assistance, but were unsuccessful. He added that the cost to county taxpayers for assisted living would have far outweighed the cost of the project, which he estimated at just over $10,000.


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