A few weeks ago we told you about a local veteran who needed repairs done to his wheelchair ramp. Pinnacle Solutions out of Huntsville, Alabama generously donated $500 for the materials that we believed would be needed to make the necessary improvements. Well, as it turns out, the main problem isn’t with the existing ramp, it’s with the access leading up to the ramp. The wheelchair van used by the veteran and his family does not fit properly in their small driveway. As such, his spouse has to drop him off on the public sidewalk where he wheels himself up the partially paved driveway that is steep, and muddy. At the top, there is a smaller ramp that he then must climb to execute a 90 degree turn. If done incorrectly or in bad weather, he will fall off the side. Once off the first ramp, he has to then wheel himself through muddy grass, snow, and whatever mother nature wants to throw at him, execute a 270 degree turn and then wheel up the main ramp into his house. So, with this in mind, we have determined that our $500 ramp replacement has morphed into a MUCH larger driveway/sidewalk renovation. StandWatch is fortunate that our COO, Al Conaway, is a skilled draftsman in his paying job. Al has taken the lead on this project and developed a detailed plan of what needs to be done, which is specified in the drawing. If anyone wants to pitch in and help get this done, we can certainly use the help. Donations can be accepted online, and materials/labor assistance is critical. This project will easily exceed $3000 dollars. Contact Al Conaway at email@example.com to get involved.
How Does $500 Balloon Into $3000?
By Zac|2018-07-21T19:10:55+00:00May 31st, 2017|Comments Off on How Does $500 Balloon Into $3000?
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About the Author: Zac
Zac Northup is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of StandWatch.org. Zac served in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard between 1992 and 2000, leaving the service as a captain. In 1996, he started his own publishing and consulting firm where he interviewed high-profile individuals including members of the joint chiefs of staff, service secretaries, elected officials, and soldiers in Bosnia, Honduras, and other locations. As a consultant, he worked for Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, 3M, and dozens of small firms that ranged from start-ups to multimillion dollar firms. He has proven experience taking a concept and growing it into a thriving business.